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Apple confirms iPhone 12 release has been delayed

Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 12 release date will be delayed until at least October after coronavirus lockdowns caused disruption to the global supply chain.

The announcement means that the new product line will miss the tech firm’s customary September launch window.

Confirmation of the delay followed rumours circulated by tech leaker John Prosser earlier this week that new iPhones and iPads would be released in October.

The delay to the iPhone 12 release was announced during Apple’s latest earnings call, in which the company announced positive news for the third quarter this year.

Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic — which has seen supply chains severely disrupted — iPhone sales are reportedly up by 2 per cent from last year, a boost which Apple attributes to the iPhone SE 2020 model, TechRadar reported.

The firm has also confirmed that iPad and Mac sales have experienced double-digit growth in spite of the impact of COVID-19.

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