Apple was taking the final steps in preparation for the launch of the iPhone 9 (or iPhone SE 2), which was due to be presented next March 31, but it looks like that will not happen. Apple was also directly affected by the worrying outbreak of the Coronavirus.
According to Foxconn, they hope to be able to summarize only 50% of their production capacity by the end of February, managing to increase that figure to 80% by the end of March. Clearly this was the big reason for the delay in launching the iPhone 9, as Apple would not want to present a smartphone that would immediately be unavailable due to lack of stock.
Alleged iPhone 9 specifications
- 4.7 "inch LCD screen with very visible margins
- A13 Bionic processor (same as iPhone 11)
- 3GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 64 / 128GB internal memory
- 12MP rear camera
- 5/7 megapixel front camera
- 1,700mAh battery
Literally all manufacturers are feeling the effects caused by the Coronavirus
Apple is not the first and it certainly will not be the last manufacturer to feel the "negative effects" caused by the outbreak of this virus. Over the past month, we have seen several manufacturers confirm the great difficulties in ensuring adequate stock levels, as well as several delays in the presentation of smartphones.
In addition to these difficulties, traditional launch events have become impossible, due to the obvious health risks for the hundreds of participants. As an alternative, most brands are opting for "online" presentations, usually broadcast via YouTube.
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