The iPhone 12 is expected to launch this fall, and a new note to the investor reiterates that Apple this time won’t include wired headphones inside the retail box. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted the same thing in the past, suggesting that it is a strategic move to drive better AirPods sales. The Cupertino giant is expected to not bring any AirPods updates this year, after launching two new models last year. Therefore, this new strategy could help drive sales of AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro during the holiday season.
MacRumors has agreed to a new investor note from Barclays, and analysts at the firm also suggest the iPhone 12 series won’t include EarPods in the box. The note continues to add that Apple also cannot ship the iPhone 12 series with a power adapter. This means that the retail box is expected to include this time only the iPhone and a USB Type-C to Lightning cable inside the box. The Barclays analyst says the information was obtained based on conversations with multiple Apple providers.
If true, iPhone 12 buyers may have to pay more if they don’t have a USB Type-C charger at home. In the United States, a 5W Apple adapter costs $ 19 (approximately Rs. 1,500), while the 18W adapter is priced at $ 29 (approximately Rs. 2,100). The 18W adapter is currently shipped with the iPhone 11 Pro.
Analysts say Apple is delayed by four to six weeks for mass production of the iPhone 12. The company will continue to introduce the new iPhone 12 series in September, but the sale of some models won’t begin until October.
Speaking of cameras, analysts suggest that the two ‘high-end iPhone 12 Pro models’ will have a triple camera setup with a LiDAR scanner. This suggests that new iPhones may see amplified AR experiences.