Apple Could Launch iPhone 12 Without Charger Or Headphones
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst and security expert who is known for being right about predictions regarding the company's products, it could be so that Apple can plug its AirPods further.
Kuo, who works for TF Securities, says that the removal of the power adaptor could be purely down to cost saving, as reported by Apple Insider, which is a shame because most of us could do with another to add to our huge collection of white plugs.
Anyway, it's said that the production of the iPhone 12 will cost more because of 5G support, but will have a similar price to the iPhone 11s, according to MacRumours.
Kuo believes that Apple will release a 20 watt power adaptor as an optional accessory, with 5 watt and 18 watt versions beginning to be phased out.
According to the expert, it's not likely that Apple will replace the normal chargers with a wireless one, thinking that wireless charging companies will benefit.
He predicts that Apple will promote the lack of accessories with the environmental benefits associated with using less plastic.
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Benjamin Mayo, an Apple blogger and iOS developer, has thrown in to the equation that the 18 watt adaptor is 10 percent of the price for the iPhone 11.
He tweeted: "If Apple actually sold its accessories at cost, or close to - which is what $10 total for both - then I guess I could accept the environmental angle. Otherwise, it just feels like a guise of profiteering."
Other predictions Kuo made include the iPhone 12 having no ports at all, although other analysts have contradicted this.
He also has said that he thinks the new phones could have bodies that are more square shaped, akin to the iPhone 4 (if you can remember that far back).
A few days ago, documents were leaked that indicated smartphones are about to be taken to the next level with a new foldable version.
Innovation like this typically comes at a cost, and with the latest model, the iPhone 11 starting from £729 ($895) in the UK, it could be a costly next step.
Starting at just £419 ($514), the iPhone SE has been the answer to everybody's prayers for a cheaper iPhone model. It comes equipped with Apple's own A13 bionic chip from the iPhone 11 and can even manage 4K video too - a powerful device for the price.
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