Output long-awaited iPhone of the fifth generation (5G) may be delayed due to the outbreak of coronavirus, reports Bloomberg, citing data from Bank of America.
Expert Elliot LAN (Lan Elliot) wrote that “the launch of the iPhone 5G in the fall may be delayed for a month,” and the launch of the iPhone SE2 will be delayed “several months” due to “problems with the proposal, and also due to weaker market demand for COVID-19”.
Vamsi Mohan (Wamsi Mohan), an analyst from Bank of America, believes that the timing of the launch of future models would “depend on how will resume production in April and may”.
Apple’s Shares on Friday fell by 3.8% on prigranichnykh auction. Shares fell more than 10% compared with a record close in February. Analysts are concerned about the impact the epidemic can have on the supply chain of Apple, and also on sale.
Also on Friday Deutsche Bank lowered their price the price for Apple stock to $295 from $305, citing “considerable uncertainty” associated with the outbreak.
Earlier this week, the iPhone maker Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (Foxconn) said that his Chinese factories will begin to operate normally by the end of March. Foxconn has been returning employees to work after a compulsory quarantine to be after the holidays at the request of the government. To date, more than half of the seasonal employees in Chinese factories Foxconn already returned to work following the outbreak of coronavirus.
At present, to work back more than half of the seasonal employees. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Foxconn, Liu Yung-wah said that the company had big problems in the supply chain and Foxconn that helps providers to resume work. However, Foxconn said that can’t predict the actual effect of the flash on financial results for the year.
Insiders in the supply chain say that Foxconn is trying to start production of smartphones Apple iPhone new generation, but the previously scheduled time are under threat due to travel restrictions.
the impact of the epidemic especially painful for Apple, as China concentrated core power its manufacturing partners. Apple has already warned that the outbreak COVID-19 will have a negative impact on the company’s revenue. Analysts at Needham & Company believe that the return to normal situation with the demand and supply can only by June 2020, two months later than previously expected.
In General, electronics manufacturers expect product delivery can be delayed an average of five weeks due to a virus COVID-19, was reported in a recent study by the IPC. Factories in China are pivotal to supply the electronics industry, and manufacturers increasingly fear that disruptions associated with the coronavirus can delay the production for a few weeks.
Bank of America recommends buying the stock on the decline, the closest price target on Apple shares to $350 because of the large reserves of cash, as well as the arrival of 5G, when smartphone users are expected to want to change their old gadgets.
According to leaked to the media rumors, the new iPhone will be equipped with a camera with main sensor 64 MP., the telephoto lens will add support for night mode, and a wide-angle will be increased by 35% aperture — f/1.6. There will also be enhanced the focal length that will allow you to take pictures in macro mode.
Since the link 5G iPhone 12 consumes much more power than LTE, the flagship smartphone will be installed the battery, 4400 mAh. In iPhone 11 Pro Max was the battery 3969 mAh. But this is all we will see only in the fall, but for now the closest date of the announcement of the new Apple gadgeitow the end of March. It then is expected presentation of iPhone 9 iPhone (SE 2), which will receive the design from an old iPhone 8, but the technical characteristics from the actual iPhone 11. However, the coronavirus can break all the plans of Apple. Yet one after another canceled a major technology conference, which is usually a lot of interesting announcements.