After facing various complications in the development and manufacturing process of the iPhone 12 models in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by Apple, it was forced to release the new iPhones in two stages. Ming-Chi Kuo, a dependable analyst, mentioned that the iPhone 13 models will be launched on a usual routine in 2021 by the company.
The mass production schedule of the iPhone 13 will be very much alike to the previous iPhone models before the 12 lineups, as stated by Kuo in a recent investor note obtained by 9to5Mac. By September 2021, all iPhone 13 models can be expected without any further delays.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic deeply affected Apple’s associated factories around the world this year, all new iPhone 12 models were not delivered. Additionally, employees opting for work from home, the internal production of the device at Apple headquarters suffered as well.
Although an announcement was made in October for the launch of the regular iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max arrived in stores in November with a restricted number of supplies.
The lower shipping forecast for the A14 chip produced by TSMC in Q2 2021 compared to Q1 2021 is of no concerns to the analyst, he says. This decline is “seasonal” or could be a “phase” and expected as TSMC will begin shifting its production pipeline for developing the new A15 chip that will equip the iPhone 13 lineup, asserts Kuo.
There is a high demand for this year’s iPhone 12 Pro along with its sales, despite Apple going through supply issues with the Sony camera sensors used for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.