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Rumors Persist About Apple Selling iPhone 12 Models Without a Charger or EarPods in the Box

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Apple has decided to sell its upcoming iPhone 12 models without a few accessories such as a power adapter and wired EarPods, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce, corroborating a widespread rumor.


TrendForce notes that iPhone 12 models will be more expensive for Apple to manufacture due to 5G support, so removing these accessories from the box will be one way that the company reduces costs. In turn, Apple plans to introduce a new 20W fast charger for iPhone 12 models that will be sold separately, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo said that the iPhone 12 lineup will have similar pricing as the iPhone 11 lineup, which includes the iPhone 11 starting at $699, the iPhone 11 Pro starting at $999, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max starting at $1,099 in the United States.

Apple would likely tout the environmental benefits of shipping iPhone 12 models without a charger or EarPods, as such a move could result in slimmer packaging, less waste, and reduced emissions from both manufacturing and transportation. From a business perspective, the move would likely also increase AirPods sales.

Apple does still plan to include a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box with its upcoming iPhones, according to Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis.

While new iPhones usually begin shipping in late September, Apple recently indicated that supply will be available "a few weeks later" this year. According to leaker Jon Prosser, Apple plans to introduce new Apple Watch and iPad models via press release in September, followed by new iPhones at a (presumably virtual) event in October.

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Cosmosent

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Cheaper PCBs, NO Charger, NO Earpods, what's next AAPL ???

Regarding the iPhone 12 Release Dates, AAPL needs to know what the first-weekend sales are for ALL of its iPhone 12 models BEFORE its next Quarterly Earnings Release !

That's the Gating Factor !

Look at the XR release date relative to when AAPL had its relevant Quarterly Earnings Release !

And, most-importantly, notice what AAPL said at that Earnings Release !!

NOT Rocket Science, most do NOT do their Homework !
 

alpi123

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The majority will win, because they will already have an iPhone charger and that way they won't be paying more for the new iPhones (since the more expensive production will be compensated with fewer accessories). You're also helping the environment.

For those who don't have an Apple charger, it will be a bummer.
 

Nicole1980

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Regarding the iPhone 12 Release Dates, AAPL needs to know what the first-weekend sales are for ALL of its iPhone 12 models BEFORE its next Quarterly Earnings Release !

That's the Gating Factor !

Look at the XR release date relative to when AAPL had its relevant Quarterly Earnings Release !

And, most-importantly, notice what AAPL said at that Earnings Release !!

NOT Rocket Science, most do NOT do their Homework !
What on earth are you even talking about?
 

McKodiak

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It's a wireless future for sure. You may have your opinion about it but it's inevitable. Wired earpods and chargers not being included is a no brainer. Also, Apple is trying to find additional money so they can put the tech they want in the product which ultimately is what people are buying, not chargers and certainly not earpods.
 
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