iPhone 12 is Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone, and prior to its launch, there are several reports on its models, design, features and more circulating in the industry. Recently, the news that iPhone 12 will not ship with a charger, has caught consumer attention.
Today, reiterating the claim, anonymous Twitter account @L0vetodream tweeted that indeed the iPhone 12 models will not ship with a charger. Exclusion of EarPods from the iPhone 12 box is also mentioned in the tweet.
The account further claims that Apple will also exclude the charger from iPhone SE 2’s box. After removing the charging wire and plug, the company will achieve an “exquisite” sleek shipping box.
This anonymous Twitter handle has an incredible track record of Apple leaks. In last minutes leaks before WWDC 2020 online event, the account tweeted accurate information on macOS, iOS, iPadOS and more. Prior to that, the account earned a reputation for accurately leaking 2020 iPhone SE name and launch date.
in my dream, the new IPhone will not come with the charger and earphone , this even applying to SE2. The new packaging box become thinner, and Exquisite.
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) July 1, 2020
Renowned tech sources like Ming Chi Kuo, Barclay’s analysts and others have reported the same on the exclusion of charger and EarPods from the new smartphone’s box. Personally, we feel that it will be an outrageous business decision to sell a smartphone without its charging equipment but we understand the monetary reasons behind not shipping EarPods in the accessories bundle with the new smartphone.
Reported as Apple’s “end game”, the company wants to promote and sell wireless AirPods. Hence, wired EarPods will be removed from the packaging. Ming Chi Kuo explained in his report that to attract consumers and to make up for lost sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple will offer discounts on AirPods and AirPods Pro.
Another tech analyst, Jon Prosser believes that Apple is gradually working towards phasing out Beats headsets to capture a bigger market share for its wireless Bluetooth ear buds.
Expected to be released later this year, iPhone 12 will be a completely redesigned, innovative and technologically advanced smartphone. Based on information from reports, leaks and CAD models, the following are some of the alleged iPhone 12 features:
- Four iPhone 12 models: 5.7-inch, 6.1-inch, 6.1-inch Pro, 6.7-inch Pro Max.
- Flat edge design like the current iPad Pro.
- Triple camera system with LiDAR sensor
- Smaller notch
- 5G network connectivity
The release of Apple’s latest flagship smartphone series is often overshadowed by reports of production delays to COVID-19 related lockdowns and social distancing orders across the globe. However, so far the company has adapted to the current situation and via new solutions like working from home, has been operating as per schedule.