Bloomberg reported earlier today that Japanese carries NTT Docomo Inc. and SoftBank Corp. have delayed the launch of the brand new iPhone SE from April 27th to May 11th due to warnings of a potential 2nd outbreak in the country.
The decision to delay the launch comes on the backdrop of continued strict measures being put in place by the Japanese government which extended the emergency declaration across the whole country. The order ends on May 6th, however, telecom companies have opted to delay the launch further to be extra safe.
The iPhone SE official goes on sale around the world on April 22nd, with pre-orders having opened on Friday. The new med-range iPhone is a replacement to the 2016 iPhone SE and the iPhone 8 lineup. Learn more about the new iPhone here.