Whispers of a delayed launch for the next-generation iPhone as a result of ongoing public well being disaster are nothing new, however Apple has lastly confirmed reviews that it will not be capable to get its hotly-anticipated handset on cabinets worldwide in September. The Californian firm usually unveils the brand new machine in a keynote presentation with glitzy movies and raucous applause from the auditorium in early September, earlier than the smartphone lands on cabinets in shops worldwide later within the month.
However that will not be the case this 12 months, in keeping with Apple Chief Monetary Officer Luca Maestri. Talking throughout the newest earnings name, which was held final week, Maestri warned shareholders that gross sales of its subsequent handset will not be included in its subsequent monetary quarter, which runs till late September. Normally, Apple is ready to give some indication in regards to the variety of gross sales or curiosity in its newest smartphone on the finish of quarter.
As Maestri warned, the primary indication about iPhone gross sales possible will not come till the top of the next quarter, which Apple calls Q1, which runs from early October to late December. That is once we’ll study pre-order numbers, gross sales over the Christmas interval, and any provide constraints that may have stopped Apple from assembly demand.
“Final 12 months we began promoting new iPhones in late September, this 12 months we anticipate provide to be accessible just a few weeks later,” confirmed Apple CFO Luca Maestri in the newest earnings name.
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