We’ve heard for a while that the iPhone 12 might not come with EarPods or a charger in the box and, well, now we’re hearing it again.
According to TrendForce (a Taiwanese research firm), Apple will not include wired headphones or a power adapter in the iPhone 12 box. This is apparently to cut costs and help offset the “significantly higher” material cost of the iPhone. 12, caused by the inclusion of 5G.
From this, it’s unclear whether or not a Lightning to USB-C cable will be included, but aside from the possibility that your iPhone 12 box will only contain the phone.
Of course, we would take all of this with a pinch of salt. While it makes sense for Apple to cut costs where it can, especially since many people will already have a power adapter and headphones that they can use, nothing has been confirmed yet and it’s unclear where TrendForce got its information from.
Also, we’ve seen leaked images that supposedly show an iPhone 12 charger, suggesting it would be included. On the other hand, we’ve also heard that 5G components could add up to $ 220 (roughly £ 165 / AU $ 305) to the cost of producing each phone, meaning costs really need to be cut elsewhere, for the range iPhone 12 doesn’t really get too much. expensive.
We should find out if a charger and EarPods are included or not soon, as we expect Apple to launch the iPhone 12 range imminently, with leaks pointing to September or October.