Whether we call it iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2, it is one of the much-awaited smartphones in 2020. However, the wait is going to get longer as Apple has reportedly pushed back its release date.
As known previously, Apple was expected to launch iPhone SE 2 during an event at the Steve Jobs Theatre in March. However, the event has been delayed for an indefinite amount of time amid the rising concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, an insider source told CultOfMac.
This comes just days after the Santa Clara County Public Health Department imposed a ban on gatherings of 1000 people or more. Also, as per the source, concerns were raised by Apple officials that it would be hard to maintain a highly hygienic environment at a social gathering like this.
However, that’s not the only possible reason behind the delay. The Coronavirus outbreak has caused factories to shut down in China and affected Apple’s supply chain as well. According to the source, there are two primary products that are facing production delays.
“Why have an event when the products aren’t ready? It’s a pretty simple decision,” the source said.
The other product is assumed to be the new iPad Pro. Still, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt as this is “not written in stone.”
Apple is working on rescheduling its release plans, and things could change from “one day to next,” according to the source.
Nonetheless, delaying the launch event is the best a company can do in the hard times the world is facing.
The release of the iPhone 9 or SE 2 was recently confirmed in a leak. The budget iPhone could borrow the A13 chip and camera from the 2019 flagship iPhone 11 while retaining the Touch ID and form factor of iPhone 8.