Apple has begun producing the iPhone 12 at a “limited scale” with full mass production expected to begin gradually between the end of September, and early October, according to a new report by the Nikkei Asian Review.
Apple has reportedly overcome travel restrictions and other COVID19 measures put in place in China and around the world which hampered its ability to send engineers to finalize design prototypes and begin production. The company has been able to limit production delay from months, to simply just weeks.
The production timetable is still behind Apple’s normal schedule where handset production usually begins in September but has improved this year vs. a few months ago. Apple has ordered around 80 million units of the iPhone 12 according to Bloomberg however actual number produced maybe around 73-74 million.
The report also states that Apple has begun producing its long-rumored Tile competitor, “AirTags” which is widely expected to launch alongside this years’ new iPhones. Ahead of a new iPad refresh happening as soon as today, September 8th, the report states that Apple has “significantly” increased production for “upcoming iPads” in order to meet demand.