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iPhone 9 will be released later due to coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Apple will postpone the announcement and start of sales of iPhone SE 2 (or iPhone 9) for a month or more due to coronavirus. It was originally supposed that the new product will be shown on March 31, but now the situation has changed.

According to the Nikkei publication, the supply chain is now involved in 30-50%, which may lead to limited sales of the iPhone.

This is affected by labor shortages, problems with logistics and so on. It was noted that no one is still sure of the localization of the coronavirus, although most enterprises still plan to return to work by February 24.

It is reported that the Shenzhen factory resumed production of some iPhone models last week. But Shanghai production is still standing. In total, due to the outbreak of the virus, up to 60% of Apple’s production was stopped.

Against this background, the Cupertino-based company lowered its earnings forecasts for January-March, and also announced a temporary reduction in global smartphone sales.

It is assumed that the new “budget” iPhone 9 received a 4.7-inch screen, a physical Home button with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner. He is also credited with the new A13 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of permanent memory and a price of 400 dollars (almost 25.5 thousand rubles at the current rate).

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