According to DigiTimes of the Taiwan Electronic Times, Apple will complete the second phase of the upcoming iPhone 12 series “EVT” or “Engineering Verification and Testing” phase at the end of June, and production of iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will begin in July.
The wording of the report indicates that all “iPhone 12” models will be put into production next month, but it is not clear whether all iPhone 12 models will be launched at the same time. Although Apple is likely to release its “iPhone 12” product line in September as usual, analyst Guo Mingji and others have previously claimed that due to production challenges, high-end mmWave 5G-enabled iPhone 12 high-end models will face Issue of postponement.
Guo Mingji specifically pointed out that due to the change in antenna packaging design in early April, the production of mmWave iPhone 12 will be “postponed.” The entry-level “iPhone 12” model is expected to support sub-6GHz 5G.
Previously News states that Apple is expected to release four new iPhone 12 later this year, including two iPhone 12 models with 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch displays and two iPhones with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays 12 Pro model. All four models are expected to be equipped with OLED displays, 5G support and a small screen notch, and there are rumors that the iPhone 12 Pro model will receive a LiDAR sensor (lidar).