Apple could delay the launch of the iPhone because of a coronavirus

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Apple could delay the launch of the iPhone because of a coronavirus
Apple could delay the launch of the iPhone because of a coronavirus

The tech giant Apple usually introduces new iPhones in the fall. But a coronavirus can force it to change plans.

The tech giant Apple usually introduces new iPhones in the fall. But a coronavirus can force it to change plans.

The coronavirus epidemic has already forced major events such as the SXSW music and technology festival and the Olympics to be canceled or delayed. Now – if the new media report gets accurate – Apple can wait a while to introduce its next iPhone.

The new iPhone, which is expected to be unveiled in the fall, could be delayed, according to a Nikkei report, which cites anonymous sources for “exact information” of Apple’s internal discussions. Apple could still face procurement issues, due to China’s previous closure to block the virus, sources said. Also, Apple is worried that people might not be so happy about increasing their calls during the epidemic.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Whether Apple is finally delaying its iPhone or not, the move likely reflects how much coronavirus continues to affect businesses, in addition to people’s daily lives. Apple’s most important product is the iPhone, which costs about half the company’s revenue and a large chunk of its revenue. Apple’s annual quest for a new iPhone release in the fall has allowed the company to offer new technology and take over its competitors. It has also driven competitors such as Samsung to offer new technologies, putting pressure on Apple to strengthen its game. But this year, the tech industry will face a surge in viral supply from China’s viral discovery efforts, and a slowing global economy due to the shutdown and disease outbreak.

Concerns about reduced spending habits have already forced the movie industry to delay big business, such as the next James Bond film, and in some cases testing gives people the opportunity to rent newly-released movies online at a fraction of the cost of a movie theater ticket. Whether tech companies will also choose to delay the launch of a product, or change the way business does adapt, remains to be seen.

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