According to a new report from DigiTimes, it is estimated that the shipments of iPhone 12 with technology 5G mmWave will reach only 15-20 million units in 2020.
Apple should to launch in the autumn, four new models of the iPhone 12, all 5G, but with the support of different technologies. According to the rumors, the iPhone 12 the “base” should have the support to technology 5G sub-6GHz,which is the one currently used in our country, while the two “Pro” models will have the support of the technology mmWave.
As regards the latter, the new provisions on shipments are down compared to a previous estimation coming from the supply chain that was around 30-40 million units by the end of 2020. According to the latest data, the estimates are virtually halved. In addition, the report states that this decline is increasing the competition between the manufacturing partners of Apple, noting that China is gaining ground again on the manufacturers of Apple, based in Taiwan, that the company of Cupertino has mainly relied upon to assemble its devices.
At the moment there is no indication of why the predictions of the shipment have been cut so heavily, but there are probably a number of reasons. The global pandemic, is still in full swing in many parts of the world, has probably caused the economic pressures and financial partners of Apple, as well as cause significant delays in the production.
Probably, the choice of Apple to delay the presentation of a few weeks goes precisely in this direction, because in this way would have more time for the production of devices and avoid delays in shipments of products to customers.