Apple plans to ship between 75 and 80 million iPhone 5G phones later this year. The number is roughly in line with the launch of last year, indicating that Apple does not expect that the Corona virus pandemic will lead to a decline in demand for the company’s most important product, although the company said: The phones will be delayed until October.
Apple plans to launch four new iPhone 5G devices in October that support fifth-generation networks with a different design and wider screen size options.
Among the comprehensive product update in the fall, Apple is also preparing a new iPad Air with an edge-to-edge iPad Pro screen, along with two new versions of its Apple Watch and the first headphones that cover the ear outside the Beats brand. ), And a smaller HomePod is also in the works.
And Apple and its manufacturing partners are always ramping up production before launching new iPhones each fall.
In the summer of 2019, suppliers were preparing to make components for up to 75 million devices, and the target for 2018 was similar, so this year’s target of 75 million to 80 million units (iPhone 5G) is a bullish sign.
Foxconn, the main assembly partner, has filed several notices via WeChat over the past month to hire workers at its main iPhone assembly plant in Zhengzhou, central China.
While the coronavirus outbreak has hurt the global economy and disrupted supply chains, Apple is seeing strong demand for iPhones, iPads and Macs from people who work and study remotely.
Revenue from iPhones beat Wall Street expectations in the fourth quarter, as the device still generates nearly half of Apple’s sales, and often accounts for up to 60 percent of Apple’s revenue in the holiday season.
Shares of Apple have risen 76 percent this year, making it the first American company with a market value of more than $ 2 trillion.
The four new iPhone 5G phones will be divided into two basic models and two flagship models for the first time, and all of them will feature OLED screens.
The regular iPhones will come in 5.4 inches and 6.1 inches, while Pro devices will be available in 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches.
All new smartphones will have updated designs with square edges similar to the iPad Pro, and flagship phones will continue to use stainless steel bezels versus aluminum rims in cheaper phones.
The 6.7-inch (Pro) phone will also have the same LIDAR camera found in the latest iPad Pro, allowing augmented reality apps to better understand the surrounding environment.
Among the most important improvements in the new phones is the new (A14) processor, which improves speed and energy efficiency.
Source : Bloomberg.