As the majority of Apple’s supply chain is in China, it probably shouldn’t really come as a surprise that due to the coronavirus outbreak, Apple will be affected as many factories have been forced to close. This means that there will be some product supply shortages, and it seems that Apple might not get back on track until Q2 2020.
This is according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes that Apple will not see production improve until at least Q2 2020. For example, according to Kuo, shipment of iPhone camera lenses from Genius Electronic Optical fell significantly over the past few months, and that they probably have a month of inventory left behind they are officially out of stock.
This shouldn’t really be that surprising so if you are looking to get your hands on an iPhone, don’t be shocked if it is out of stock. The iPhone isn’t the only product that is affected either. Previously, it was revealed that production of the AirPods has come to an almost-complete stop, which might explain why some are finding it difficult to get their hands on the accessory.
In the meantime, despite the production delays, Kuo seems to believe that Apple will continue to stick to their timeline when it comes to launching the iPhone SE 2 (also known as the iPhone 9), and also 2020’s flagship iPhones that have been rumored to come with 5G.