iPhone 12 Production Expected to Begin in July

Apple will complete the second phase of its "EVT" or "Engineering Validation and Testing" stage for its upcoming iPhone 12 lineup at the end of June and begin production of the models in July, according to a paywalled DigiTimes report.

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The wording of the report suggests that all ‌iPhone 12‌ models will enter production next month, but it is unclear if that will result in all models launching simultaneously. While it is likely that Apple announces its ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup in September as usual, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and others have previously claimed that higher-end models with support for ultra-fast mmWave 5G will face a delayed launch due to production challenges.

Specifically, Kuo said that production of mmWave iPhones would be "pushed back" because of antenna-in-package design changes in early April. Lower-end ‌iPhone 12‌ models are expected to support sub-6GHz 5G.

Apple is expected to release four new iPhones later this year, including two ‌iPhone 12‌ models with 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch displays and two iPhone 12 Pro models with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays. All four models are expected to feature OLED displays, 5G support, and a smaller notch, while the two higher models are rumored to gain a LiDAR sensor.

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Top Rated Comments

DogHouseDub Avatar
11 months ago

There are phones made in the US?
of course there are



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thejadedmonkey Avatar
11 months ago
Not gonna lie. I'm pretty psyched for a design that isn't the iPhone 6/7/8/X/SE2 with rounded bezels. Here's to hoping the rumors are true and it takes after the iPad Pro! ?
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az431 Avatar
11 months ago

I won't buy it until it's made in usa. I refuse to support a company that capitalizes on cheap offshore labor and pollutes the environment with all that shipping.
So you don't own a TV, dishwasher, oven, car, computer, or shoes either? Or is this principled stance just against Apple?
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motm95 Avatar
11 months ago
Forget about mmWave. Bring on the 4s-style edges! :-)
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Seanm87 Avatar
11 months ago

I won't buy it until it's made in usa. I refuse to support a company that capitalizes on cheap offshore labor and pollutes the environment with all that shipping.
Good luck with that. Pretty much anything is made in China these days.
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Williesleg Avatar
11 months ago
I won't buy it until it's made in usa. I refuse to support a company that capitalizes on cheap offshore labor and pollutes the environment with all that shipping.
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