Apple’s iPhone 12 range is officially delayed, but the bigger story is their controversial mix of big upgrades and surprising downgrades as the company attempts to keep prices down. But it may not be working.
New information from popular industry analyst TrendForce reveals that, despite a series of controversial cuts, the iPhone 12 line-up looks set to be the most expensive iPhones ever released. And up to $150 more than previously expected.
08/30 Update: Bloomberg has revealed further iPhone 12 launch details, with excellent investigative reporter Mark Gurman stating that the range will not be ready for the launch of iOS 14 in September. Gurman says the delayed release means the iPhone 12 line-up is likely to ship with iOS 14.1 out of the box, when it arrives some time in October (or even later). Current iPhone owners can expect multiple ‘minor point’ versions of iOS 14 to launch before that (iOS 14.0.1, 14.0.2, etc). Historically, this has only happened once before when the iPhone X was pushed back to November. But never before in the iPhone’s 12 year history, have all new models missed the debut of a new iOS generation. That said, it might just give Apple enough time to squeeze in the upgrade everyone is waiting for.