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Apple races to push ahead with 5G iPhone mass production

US tech titan to make more older handsets to offset coronavirus disruption

Apple is racing to make sure its first-ever 5G smartphones are released with as little delay as possible. (Nikkei Montage/Reuters/Getty Images) 

TAIPEI/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Apple is pushing its suppliers to try to reduce production delays for its first 5G iPhones as the U.S. tech company aims to limit the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Apple is facing delays of between four weeks and two months for mass production of the four models in its 5G lineup after postponements caused by factory lockdowns and workplace absences during the pandemic, sources told the Nikkei Asian Review. Apple has been betting heavily on the 5G range to help it against rivals including Samsung and Huawei Technologies, which introduced 5G-capable smartphones last year.

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