We know that Apple (along with Samsung) plans to exclude the EarPods and charging adapter from the box of its next flagship iPhone, which will help it reduce the cost of the iPhone while lowering its carbon footprint.
However, as opposed to what the reports suggest, as per analyst Jeff Pu, the 2020 iPhones may be priced at least $50 higher than the iPhone 11 despite not having a charger or EarPods in the retail box.
Pu believes that the 2020 iPhone’s 5G support and OLED screen will lead to the higher cost of the smartphones. Meanwhile, Pu’s latest analysis has confirmed that the iPhone 12 series will, in fact, not carry earpods or charging adapters in the retail box.
MacRumors first shared a research note by analyst Jeff Pu. As per Pu’s prediction, the iPhone 12 will be priced starting $749 for the 5.4-inch display model. In comparison, the base model of the iPhone 11 was launched in the US at $699.
However, Pu thinks the increased pricing for the 2020 iPhone will be “accepted by consumers” and “will not affect demand”.
Jeff Pu’s prediction about the 2020 iPhones’ pricing is in line with an analysis Ming-Chi Kuo released in December 2019. He had also said that while the iPhone 12 series will be priced higher than the iPhone 11s, the price hike wouldn’t be too much and will likely not be over $50.
In a separate report, Kuo has also predicted that the 2020 iPhone lineup will include a 5.4-inch iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones and a large display sporting 6.7-inch iPhone. All of these iPhones are expected to sport OLED displays and all of them will also come with 5G support.
The only differentiating factor will be the camera setup in all these iPhones.
MySmartPrice has spotted certifications for three battery capacities that are expected to feature in the iPhone 12 lineup. The batteries are labeled as A2471, A2431, and A2466. According to MySmartPrice, the iPhone 12 Max and the iPhone 12 Pro are expected to share the same battery.
The batteries that would feature in each iPhone 12 model are likely to be as follows:
|iPhone 12 SKU||Battery Model||Battery Capacity||iPhone 11 Equivalent|
|Apple iPhone 12 5.4-inch||A2471||2,227 mAh||iPhone 11 – 3,110 mAh|
|Apple iPhone 12 Max 6.1-inch||A2431||2,775 mAh||N/A|
|Apple iPhone 12 Pro 6.1-inch||A2431||2,775 mAh||iPhone 11 Pro – 3,046 mAh|
|Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7-inch||A2466||3,687 mAh||iPhone 11 Pro Max – 3,969 mAh|
While the battery capacity seems to have been significantly reduced this time around, we see that the iPhone 12 base model takes the biggest hit. Buyers certainly expect increasing or at least similar battery capacities with each new generation, so these numbers are definitely discouraging.
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