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  • The highly anticipated arrival of Apple's iPhone 12 series might be delayed by a month or two, according to a reliable tipster
  • The iPhone 12 series is still at its prototyping stage, and Apple executives could not travel to China due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • COVID-19 has killed over 1,000 and infected more than 69,000 people in the US

Apple’s next flagship iPhone has long been anticipated to launch sometime in Sept. 2020 based on its release pattern. But it looks like the Cupertino tech juggernaut might not be able to release the iPhone 12 series as earlier expected because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If a new claim is to go by, it looks like Apple fans have to wait for a month or two for the arrival of the iPhone 12 lineup.

Delayed iPhone 12 Arrival

The latest information about the delayed launch of the iPhone 12 series comes from Apple tipster Jon Prosser of  FrontPageTech. According to the Youtuber, the delay could restrict Apple from releasing the product on time, and it could be delayed for a month or two depending on the situation. The delay seems to stem from the inability of Apple executives to go to China to finalize the prototyping of the iPhone 12 models.

Before the company could finalize the design of the commercial version of the iPhone 12, Apple executives must be at the facility. Sadly, according to the tipster, these executives are unable to travel to the region because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is causing the delay. Moreover, Prosser said that consumers must anticipate the iPhone 12 series in Oct or Nov. 2020; however, it does not mean that Apple would not unveil it on its potential keynote event in Sept. 2020.

Current COVID-19 Cases In The US

While the situation in China is slowly getting back to normal, the situation all over the world is getting worse by the day. At the time of this publication, the US has reported 69,000 persons infected with the COVID-19 and over 1,000 deaths. Based on the data collected by John Hopkins University, over 472,000 people all over the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, over 21,000 have died, and over 114,000 have recovered.

Last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook emphasized that the company will do everything to protect the health and safety of its workforce. It temporarily closed all of its 42 stores in China to prevent the spread of infection and to make sure that its workforce would not contract the deadly novel coronavirus. The possible delay of the iPhone 12 series is a minor problem compared to the risk of exposing people to the lethal virus.