Some Apple iPhones are slated to launch in the fall, and a larger iPhone SE model apparently slated for 2021 may be delayed, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors).
Apple is rumored to launch up to four iPhones that support 5G this fall, and Kuo says iPhones that support the fastest mmWave 5G pose a “potential delay risk,” according to rumors. MacRumors. In addition, mass production of the rumored 6.7-inch iPhone could be delayed until October, Kuo reports, which would mean the model would be released later than the iPhone’s typical launch time. September.
However, it is not without precedent for Apple to stagger its fall releases on the iPhone. For example, in 2017, the iPhone X was released in November, weeks after other iPhone models, and the 2018 iPhone XR was released in October instead of September. Rumors that the 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch iPhones will go into mass production in September, said Kuo.
Apple’s successors to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are expected to have a new design with flat sides and will likely have a smaller notch.
In addition, Kuo also said that Apple would likely delay the release of a larger iPhone SE from the first half of 2021 to the second half of 2021, according to MacRumors. This model would have a full screen design of 5.5 or 6.1 inches, but instead of using Face ID for biometric verification, it will use a Touch ID sensor built into the power button, Kuo said in a report by December – similar to the recently unveiled iPhone SE that Apple announced earlier this month.
9to5Mac found evidence of an entry-level 5.5-inch iPhone in the iOS 14 code in March. But when Apple announced the second generation iPhone SE last week, it only released a 4.7-inch version, so the specific feature set, design, and potential launch date of this 5.5-inch rumor remains a mystery.