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iPhone 12 likely to ship without charger and earbuds in the box

On: June 29, 2020

Apple usually launches its next-generation iPhones in September. This year it is likely to be delayed until November due to the coronavirus pandemic. The iPhone 12 lineup will consist of four models featuring OLED displays and 5G connectivity. Back in April this year we got a first look at the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro Max’s CAD-based renders

Now according to a reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will reportedly not include a bundled power adapter with the iPhone 12. Past reports have also suggested that Apple will not include wired earphones inside the iPhone 12 retail box, as a move to push AirPods sales. 

Apple could ditch the bundled earpods and power adapter with the iPhone 12

Kuo predicts that due to the support for 5G connectivity, production costs of the iPhone 12 will increase significantly. To keep the overall price low, Apple could drop the bundled earphones and power adapter. The report adds that the brand is expected to include a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box which will be the only accessory included with iPhone 12 models. Kuo also states that Apple will release a 20W power adapter with a USB-C port and end production of its existing 5W and 18W adapters later this year. 

iPhone 12 specifications and features (expected)

The next-generation iPhone 12 will include four models comprising a base 5.4-inch iPhone 12, two 6.1-inch models (iPhone 12 and 12 Pro) and a larger 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four devices will sport an OLED display and are expected to feature a boxy design with a stainless steel frame, similar to the iPhone 4. The CAD-based renders of the iPhone 12 Pro Max reveal a smaller notch compared to the current iPhone 11. 

The 5.4 and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will come with dual rear cameras. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will sport a triple camera system with a LiDAR scanner. The camera module is expected to feature an ultra-wide-angle lens and a telephoto shooter. All four smartphones will be powered by Apple’s latest Bionic processor and run iOS 14. 

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