IPhone 12 to Come Without Power Adapter, EarPods in Box: Kuo

Joanna Estrada
June 29, 2020

Apple will launch a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of 2020, followed by an 8.5-inch iPad model in the first half of 2021, said analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

According to Kuo, Apple will ship the iPhone 12 without EarPods and a power adapter in the box. We have already seen reports mentioning the lack of EarPods with the iPhone 12.

As to why Apple is thought to be doing this, Kuo says the manufacturing costs for the iPhone 12 have increased significantly compared to the iPhone 11 due the addition of 5G.

From earlier leaks the upcoming iPhone 12 series will include four different models with various specifications - iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Shipping a product without a charger including isn't a new concept by any means (Nintendo did the same with its New Nintendo 3DS), but if you purchase an 18W USB-C Power Adapter and pair of EarPods from the Apple store, it will set you back $63.15 (£58).

Apple's WWDC conference might not have offered any new hardware announcements last week, but that doesn't mean there isn't still plenty to get excited about on the new devices front - especially when it comes to the design of the iPhone 12. Kuo's note corroborates that information, making it much more likely to be accurate.

What do you think about this move from Apple? The team at Barclays seem to be certain on the lack of headphones, but they're a little more on the fence about whether or not there will be a charger in the box.

The enlarging makes sense in some ways though, as Apple likely wants to differentiate this range from the iPad Mini line, and people who want a smaller screen can either buy that or stick with the older entry-level iPads.

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