Apple faced several challenges in the development and manufacturing process of iPhone 12 models in 2020 due to the Corona pandemic, which prompted the company to launch new iPhones in two stages.
In the new research note, Kuo states that the schedule for mass production of iPhone 13 models will be the same as for previous iPhone models before the iPhone 12 lineup.
This means that we can expect all iPhone 13 models to be available by September 2021 without delay.
Apple usually begins mass production of iPhones in early summer, but reports indicated that the mass production of iPhone 12 models did not begin until September, which prompted Apple to postpone the usual iPhone event in September until October for the first time since 2011.
This year, Apple was unable to present all new models of iPhone 12 at one time, as the Corona pandemic affected the factories associated with the company around the world, as well as the internal production process of the device at Apple’s headquarters, given that most of the employees work from their homes.
And while the regular iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were announced and launched in stores in October, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max arrived in stores in November with limited supplies.
Kuo also dismissed concerns that TSMC’s capacity to manufacture A14 chipsets will drop from 100 percent to 80 percent in the first quarter of 2021, indicating that this is largely due to seasonal factors.
He said: I have no concerns about the drop in the shipping forecast for the A14 chip produced by TSMC in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2021, as this decline is seasonal and expected as TSMC begins to convert its production line to develop the new A15 chip operating in the iPhone 13 lineup.
Kuo claims that sales of the iPhone 12 Pro are still strong and that the demand for this year’s iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models is better than expected, even though Apple has been experiencing supply issues with Sony’s camera sensors used in the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone. 12 Pro Max.