As the world continues to reel from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic it’s looking increasingly likely that we will have to wait until October for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. It would appear that the development and production delays caused by the coronavirus were enough to push things back.

Normally Apple would announce the new iPhones in September but there has been some suggestion in recent days and weeks that things might need to be pushed back. Now, Japanese site MacOtakara cites Chinese supply chain sources that add further fuel to the fire.

According to the multiple Chinese suppliers, iPhone release in 2020 will be announced in the latter half of October due to COVID-19, LTE model will be released in mid October and the release of 5G model is expected to be in November.

We’ve been expecting all of Apple’s 2020 iPhones to support some form of 5G, making this particular report an odd one.

It could simply mean iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro rather than LTE and 5G, but we’ll have to wait and see how things pan out here.

Apple has previously launched iPhones outside its usual September window, although announcements have always been in that month. The iPhone XR, announced in September 2018, didn’t hit stores until the following month.

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