There have been a lot of questions about Apple’s iPhone launches for 2020. When January rolled around we thought we had a pretty good picture of what was happening, but coronavirus might have put paid to that.

According to analyst Jeff Pu we can expect at least the largest iPhone 12 to be delayed.

In a research note for Chinese firm GF Securities that was picked up by MacRumors, Pu said that engineering testing has proven tricky, pushing back at least one iPhone 12 model’s launch.

In a research note with Chinese research firm GF Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Pu said he believes that the current “EVT” or “Engineering Verification Test” stage of iPhone 12 development may have been extended by two weeks to late April for the 5.4-inch model and 6.1-inch models, and to mid-May for the 6.7-inch model.

Apple has gone for a staggered launch like this before, most recently when the iPhone 8 arrived in September 2017, a month before the iPhone X.

As for the iPhone SE, or iPhone 9 – depending on who you listen to, Pu believes we will see it announced in the middle of this month. We’ve heard previous claims that put a launch in the third week of April, so we might have a new iPhone just around the corner.

We’re expecting the iPhone SE to look very similar to the outgoing iPhone 8 but with the recent A13 processor under the hood.

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