Apple postponed the launch of iPhone SE 2: Details here
Apple was rumored to launch the much-coveted iPhone SE 2 and a second device - presumably the next-generation iPad Pro - at an event in March 2020. The show was widely anticipated, but given the concerns over the deadly outbreak of coronavirus, it is now said to have been delayed indefinitely. Here's all you need to know about it.
According to Cult of Mac and Forbes' sources familiar with internal developments at Apple, the rumored March event has been canceled due to the risk of coronavirus outbreak. The event would have taken place at the Steve Jobs Theater, but Santa Clara County, where the auditorium is located, has already banned mass-gathering due to the virus. That prompted Apple to cancel the show.
While the viral outbreak was the main reason to cancel the event, some sources say that Apple has also been hit by production woes. The company has reportedly been witnessing delays in the production of the two devices planned to be announced. This means, even if the event had taken place, the tech giant wouldn't have been able to begin shipping afterward.
As Apple never made the March event official (it didn't send out invites for the long-rumored show), the announcement of cancellation is out of question here. There is also no word on when the company would hold this event in the future; first, it would have to assess production and assembly schedule to chalk up the actual announcement plan.
Along with iPhone SE2 and next-generation iPad Pro, Apple is also said to be working on headphones, wireless charging mat as well as object-tracking tiles called AirTags. Now, it remains to be seen when and how Apple plans to make them official - through a full-fledged event or a series of carefully-timed press releases - as it has done in the past.