New iPhone 12 There are plenty of new features awaiting you this fall – from 5G connectivity and a powerful new A14 Bionic chip to improved cameras. And a higher price will apparently await you too.
A new report from analysts TrendForce This week on the state of the smartphone market includes a forecast for the price of the iPhone 12. The bad news is that this forecast indicates that the iPhone 12 models will cost between $ 50 and $ 100 more than their iPhone 11 counterparts. .
IPhone 12 Price (Projected)
|iPhone 12||5.4 inch||$ 699 – $ 749|
|iPhone 12 Max||6.1 inch||$ 799 – $ 849|
|iPhone 12 Pro||6.1 inch||$ 1,049 – $ 1,049|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||6.7 inch||$ 1,149 – $ 1,199|
Specifically, TrendForce believes prices for the new iPhones could start between $ 699 and $ 749 for the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and between $ 799 and $ 849 for the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max. That compares to $ 699 for the iPhone 11.
For the iPhone 12 Pro, TrendForce lists a possible starting price of $ 1,049 to $ 1,099, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max could start between $ 1,149 and $ 1,199. The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max cost $ 999 and $ 1,099 respectively.
At first glance, it might seem likely that iPhone prices will increase with the release of the iPhone 12. All four new models are expected to come with 5G modems, and the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max are expected to feature upgrades. OLED panels instead of the LCD screen that adorns the iPhone 11. Either way, Apple would add more expensive components to its phones. .
And yet the TrendForce report is one of the few to predict higher prices for the iPhone 12. Earlier this summer, a separate report claimed the 5.4-inch model of the iPhone. IPhone 12 could cost $ 50 more than iPhone 11, but for the most part, the rumor suggests that Apple is keeping the line on iPhone pricing with this round of updates.
One of the best-known Apple watchers, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported that Apple is looking to keep costs down on its phones. More recently, Kuo reported that Apple opted for a new battery design which costs less than that used in previous iPhones.
No EarPods or charger for you
Like all of its upcoming products, Apple hasn’t given any clues about its pricing plans for the iPhone 12. But one thing that seems like a safe bet ahead of the iPhone 12’s debut is that it will likely come with a lot box. more naked than usual.
TrendForce report echoes earlier rumors that Apple won’t include EarPods or charger with this year’s iPhones. Consumers may have to fork out extra money to complete their phone purchase if they don’t already have this equipment.
We might find out exactly what we’ll be paying for the iPhone 12 next month, if Apple hosts its iPhone 12 launch event in September, as some expect. However, the phones themselves probably won’t ship until October.