It has to be noted that Apple is ‘aggressively’ trying to cut the delays, and it has been largely successful so far - three months ago, it looked like the release of the iPhone 12 could’ve been pushed back as far as early 2021. The company and its suppliers are apparently working overtime to make up for the lost time, but it’s unclear at this point whether Apple will hit the September 2020 release target. 

A separate source talking to the publication claims that the situation ‘remains dynamic’ even if the company has set an aggressive target for its supply chain. "Some final iPhone assembly could be delayed to early October, and it wouldn't be surprising if there are further delays because there are still a lot of tests going on now and the final designs have not yet been locked down," the source explained. 

Delays aside, it’s interesting that the second source claims that the final designs are yet to be decided, especially considering the number of leaks and rumours about the redesigned iPhone 12 we’ve seen in the past few months. By the sounds of this, the iPad Pro-esque redesign of the iPhone 12 range is anything but confirmed - but we can still hope, right?

New design aside, the iPhone 12 is expected to sport a smaller notch, 5G support to compete with flagship Android devices, the introduction of a LiDAR sensor for improved AR experiences and possibly improved fast charge speeds. But it’s not all good news - rumours also suggest that the iPhone 12 range won’t feature EarPods or a charger in the box in a bid to keep prices low and help the environment.

For more on the upcoming iPhone, take a look at the latest iPhone 12 news