Apple engineers are using FaceTime to help assemble iPhone prototypes, according to WSL

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The restrictions caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus are creating uncertainty regarding the announcement of the next iPhone. Apple is expected to introduce the next generation of its smartphones , as usual, in September. However, in recent weeks it is being questioned whether we will see the new terminals of the bitten apple in that month.

Apple engineers are using FaceTime to help assemble iPhone prototypes, according to WSL
Apple engineers are using FaceTime to help assemble iPhone prototypes, according to WSL

There are media reports that Apple is evaluating the possibility of delaying the iPhone 12 with 5G to the year 2021 . The reason behind the decision would be the company’s fear of poor reception by consumers, as the COVID-19 is also negatively affecting the economy of millions of people.

However, there are others who are more optimistic and claim that the new iPhone models will not be delayed and will be available on the expected date. It is also being said that Apple is having supply problems with some components for the devices.

However, the Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple engineers are helping their Chinese colleagues assemble the prototypes of the upcoming iPhone from a distance via the FaceTime application.

That many Apple workers travel constantly is no secret. In October, we learned that the company was reserving about 50 seats a day on United Airlines planes for its employees to travel to Shanghai and other parts of the world from San Francisco International Airport.

Many of these transfers are to control how the production of new products is going . The problem is that with the current situation and flight restrictions it is not possible to travel, so the engineers have had to find another way to help their colleagues in China in the manufacture of the prototypes of the next Apple iPhone.

Each year, Apple engineers travel to assembly lines to tell the assembly details of new smartphone models going on sale this fall. The alternative process the company has chosen for this monitoring is video calls through its FaceTime application .

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The truth is that the production of new products is proving to be a challenge for Apple. A few days ago we learned of the problems that company employees have in continuing to work from home, except for some who have a special certificate to access Apple Park. The fact is that they have to keep it secret . Some apps they use are Slack, FaceTime, Box, Jabber or WebEx.

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