Foxconn Says 5G iPhones From Apple Can Still Launch This September
There has been a ton of talk about the 5G iPhones in recent days, with many wondering whether the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will put paid to its release this September. The lack of travel and everyone working from home both have the potential to cause problems here, but according to Foxconn we can be sure it won’t be the weak link.
According to a report by Bloomberg Foxconn is sure that it will be able to produce iPhones at the required levels, although it didn’t mention Apple specifically.
“We and the customer’s engineers are trying to catch up the missing gap, after we lost some days due to travel ban. There’s opportunity and possibility that we might catch up,” Yang said. “But if there’s a further delay in the next few weeks, months, then you probably have to reconsider launching time. It’s still possible.”
The same report claims that Apple’s iPhones will begin trial assembly in June with mass production not kicking off until August.
If that is indeed the case then there is still plenty of time for Foxconn and other companies to get their ducks in a row. But there’s also plenty of time for things to go wrong, too.
We still don’t know for sure just what Apple intends to release later this year, let alone exactly when it will happen. The company has been battling coronavirus as best it can, closing stores and offices around the globe.