Apple has announced last week that its iPhone 9 launch will be delayed for half a year due to the closure of factories in China during the outbreak. But with the situation taking a positive turn for the past few weeks, it seems that Apple has not given up its original plan.
While Apple previously has planned for mass production to begin early February, that plan has proved to be unfeasible and the company was two weeks behind their original plan.
The iPhone 9 is said to be equipped with A13 Bionic chipset that can be found in iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. This is their strongest selling point as the chipset is Apple’s currently most advanced model.
What gave Apple the hope that they will make it for their original deadline? While they usually work with Foxconn and Pegatron for their production, this time they have shaken hands with BYD as well to increase production speed.
The original plan was for the unveiling of the handset to happen on March 31, followed by the release a week later. The budget phone’s release date could also be pushed back for only a few weeks instead of months. If they were to release on the same date Apple stores reopen, they would be dodging a bullet right there.