14 July 2020
A new report has surfaced claiming that Apple iPhone 12 will cost higher despite offering fewer in-box accessories. The report is based on research notes shared by industry analyst Jeff Pu and seen by MacRumors. The notes particularly mention the base iPhone 12 model which will be succeeding the base iPhone 11 model.
Pu believes that Apple will price the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 variant about $50 higher than the iPhone 11. It means the new model should cost $749 as the current-gen iPhone 11 base variant is available for $699. The reasons for the price hike are said to be related to the addition of 5G connectivity and OLED display panel. We know that iPhone 11 is a 4G LTE-only smartphone and offers an IPS LCD display panel which is relatively cheaper to manufacture.
There will also be a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 variant for those who want a bigger display. It is speculated to cost $799 or $849 suggesting a raise of about $100-$150. The notes do not mention anything about the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models but considering current-gen model prices, we can expect the pricing to go above the $1,000 mark.
We already know that Apple is set to offer 5G connectivity and OLED displays with all iPhone 12 models this year. It is further rumored to ditch both wired earphones and adapter as part of the bundled accessories. This led many to believe that we might get to see cheaper pricing but after this new report, we would suggest you wait for more details to arrive.