Can you cancel an event that can be announced? Although Apple has not confirmed any event in the media, it appears that there were plans to hold one by the end of March. In this presentation, it was expected The announcement of the iPhone 9. However, according to various media such as FPT and Cult of Mac, these systems canceled. We can bid on any topic in the coming weeks.
I greeted the launch of the iPhone 9 in March
He youtuber FPT channel Jon Prosser published the video commenting on a series of data provided by five different sources. Among the highlights IPhone 9 is available and its endless undoing. Prosser says Apple planned to launch and launch at the moment on March 31, but now the company has decided not to do it.
IPhone 9 will be ready getting into production, so that's not a problem (Cook recently said that China is recovering). At Apple, there are other concerns:
- IPhone Demand in China, one of the key markets, got 60% contract in February according to data from the Chinese government.
- Launching a new iPhone means adding traffic to Apple stores around the world. People to check you out to keep in the hand and that given the situation in different countries it would not be fair.
Apple would have been able to balance the production of the iPhone 9 after it closed in February on China's assembly lines. However, that was not the only obstacle given the global increase of coronavirus. The impact of demand makes the introduction of a new model unrealistic. Either from the sales side only, or from preventing the spread of infection.
In addition, the iPhone 12 testing process would have stopped in recent months. Apple has launched it travel ban The Asian country is encouraging calls where possible. Something, of course, affects engineers who regularly visit locations in the region.
The direct result is that the launch of the iPhone 12 may not happen in September as usual and will be delayed for a month or two.
And greet you again at the March 31 event
A source said Apple expressed concerns about bringing together about 1,000 people for the event, which was scheduled for March in the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park in Carlertino, California.
Apple officials reportedly expressed doubts, according to a source, about the lack of confirmation of distance between people at a public event in a closed building with people sitting on both sides.
Although Apple did not publicly announce any rumored day events on March 31, the company would have removed its plans to do so. Last week, the Santa Clara district, in the presence of Apple and other tech companies, urged companies to cancel mass events.
This past Monday, the recommendation became mandatory and included dates from March 11 (today) to April 1. At the time of writing this, the state of California has 157 COVID-19 cases
In this case, it makes sense to avoid any type of event that involves many people. Something and already approved by the authorities in California. In the opinion of Apple, I wouldn't have much idea either announce new products in this area. Both because of coronavirus dominance in the news cycle and the critical exposure of staff and customers to the risky interventions.
The liquid state
By showing the speed of events, Apple seems to have taken no decision when to present your products. The situation, according to these sources, is fluid and constantly changing. It is therefore difficult to make plans in the short or medium term.
The coronavirus epidemic started in late December 2019 and was not officially implemented until January 2020. Since then, the steps taken by the Chinese government it looks like they're working and infection decreases. But the rest of the world, like Italy, Spain, Germany or even the US, is a cycle of expansion.
If conditions follow a study developed in China, there are still a few weeks until the occurrence is normal again. That would mean that we have to wait until May or June for any news. Other dates associated with the standard WWDC, have not been announced yet.