This news is going to break the hearts of a lot of Apple fans who were waiting for the iPhone 9 launch, but according to one of the sources inside Apple who has spoken to the Cult of Mac, the company has postponed the launch of the iPhone 9 indefinitely.
This is a bummer that the company has postponed the launch of the iPhone 9. It is heartbreaking for all those Apple fans who have been waiting a long time for a sequel for the iPhone SE. Further reports suggest that the launch will happen in March, although Apple had to postpone it until the WWDC 2020 event.
Also, the developer’s conference is presumably to be canceled as Santa Clara county banned gatherings of over 1,000 people until the end of the month. Nonetheless, the loss of the venue is not the only reason for the delay. The supply line of Apple has been suffering a lot across China. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, several factories were closed of Apple were closed.
Ostensibly, Apple has prepared a possible timeline of when mass production will begin. But due to Coronavirus, the situation is changing day by day. Due to this reason, the Cupertino company doesn’t want to commit to a release date officially. They also see it as a moot point in announcing a new product that probably won’t be ready for shipments.
The source also explains that two new products were affected by delays in products. Two of the “initial products,” probably the iPhone 9 and the new iPad Pro. The latter will be a huge improvement over the former products. The iPhone 9 will be a throwback to Apple’s old designs and will also include a Touch ID home button.
As for the new iPad Pro, it will come with improved camera hardware with a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lens. Furthermore, a 3D ToF sensor will also be present for AR purposes.
It is worth noticing that Apple never sent out invites for the iPhone 9 release. So, it doesn’t need to abolish anything officially. All we can do right now is to wait for the supply chains to get better so that Apple could launch its products before the buzz from the announcement perishes down.