Removing accessories will be a way to protect the environment, reduce product prices or be a new trick of Apple, depending on the opinion of each user.
On June 28, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the 2020 iPhone models will not only come with EarPods in the box, but may not include a charger.
According to MacRumors, this will significantly reduce the size of the iPhone 12 box, reduce shipping costs and be more environmentally friendly.
Kuo’s prediction is similar to that of Barclay earlier this week. There will be a more powerful 20W charger for iPhone 12, but users must purchase it separately. In addition, Apple will stop donating the existing 5W and 18W chargers to support the 12W.
As such, the iPhone 12 will only have a single accessory in the box, a USB-C to Lightning cable to charge and connect to the computer, excluding the user manual and SIM tree.
Removing the accessories in the box will offset the cost of the 5G network components of the new device. This may not cause much impact because iPhone users still have large amounts of chargers and headphones from earlier devices. However, many people may still consider this to be Apple’s new way of making use of it.
Besides, eliminating headphones also contributes to sales for wireless AirPods, which are more expensive.
With new iPads including the 10.8-inch iPads released later this year or the 8.5-inch iPad mini in the first half of 2021, Kuo thinks they will still include chargers.
According to analyst Daniel Ives from Wedbush investment bank, this year it is possible that Apple will introduce two iPhone 12 versions including 4G and 5G.
Omega LEAKS and RUMORS posted on Twitter information about the price of the iPhone 12 4G version will start from 549 USD, iPhone 12 Max 4G will cost from 649 USD. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 5G version will start at $ 649.
Rumors have it that the iPhone 12 will come in four versions, including two standard versions with a 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch screen and two Pro versions with a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screen.
Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang predicted that the iPhone 12 4G version will only be equipped with an LCD panel, in order to offer a reasonable price.