Apple Supplier Broadcom Expecting iPhone Launch Delays

Broadcom, a company that makes components for Apple's iPhone, today suggested some 2020 ‌iPhone‌ models could see a delayed launch this year due to the ongoing global health crisis.

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As relayed by Bloomberg, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan today discussed a "major product cycle delay" at a "large North American mobile phone" company. There was no mention of Apple by name, but according to Bloomberg, this is phrasing that Tan often uses to describe Apple.

Tan was discussing the situation because wireless revenue expected by Broadcom will come one quarter later than usual in 2020.

"We are in," Hock said, referring Broadcom components in the ‌iPhone‌. "The question is timing."

"This year, we do not expect to see this uptick in revenue until our fourth fiscal quarter," the CEO added. "So accordingly, we expect, our wireless revenue in Q3 will be down sequentially."

There have been mixed rumors about ‌iPhone‌ release dates, but most information suggests Apple is still planning to debut new devices this fall. There may, however, be delays that will cause some of the new iPhones to be released at a later date than normal.

Apple in 2018 released the iPhone XS and XS Max in September and later released the iPhone XR in October, so we could potentially see a similar staggered release this year.

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Top Rated Comments

EugW Avatar
25 weeks ago


I’m not in an hurry tbh. My iPhone 11 Pro is really great in every single aspect.

Owners of the 11 series are not the target market for the 12 series. I always wonder why people find this so hard to understand.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Williesleg Avatar
26 weeks ago
That's ok, with all the unemployment and disease and riots, I'm sure there will be purchasing delays.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macfan90 Avatar
26 weeks ago
Owell. Life will go on. No one “needs” and over priced cell phone. It’s all want.
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macduke Avatar
26 weeks ago
The 2021 iPhone sounds like it will be way better anyway.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baymowe335 Avatar
25 weeks ago


That's ok, with all the unemployment and disease and riots, I'm sure there will be purchasing delays.

Careful with how much you allow the media to influence your opinion.

99.9% of the places, there are no riots and very few have any impact on the broader economy, except a few insurance claims and maybe extra bandaids.

Apple jut proved it can put up phenomenal numbers during a global freak out with all their stores closed at various times in the quarter.

Had the media not pumped both stories with every breath, most people wouldn’t even know there was a new virus or a murder case With possible racial undertones.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
26 weeks ago
It will be an interesting period to watch. I don’t think it will sell well by Apple standards, but it will be an amount that other manufacturers will envy to have. For me, when see stories that my iPhone X is even more powerful than the latest Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra; I don’t see the necessity in upgrading. On top of that, I’m sure the X will get iOS 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and possibly 20.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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