January 21, 2021

New rumors about the iPhone 12, upcoming iPads

In notes to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offers some new forecasts on the upcoming “iPhone 12” and iPad updates. 

Regarding the former, he says that Apple won’t include earbuds or a charger in the box, but will sell a 20W power adapter separately. He adds that the adapter will replace currently 5W and 18W power adapters, which will be discontinued.

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Kuo says that ditching earbuds and a power adapter will allow Apple to keep the pricing of the iPhone 12 line-up comparable to those of the iPhone 11 line-up despite the addition of 5G support, which adds more to production costs.

When it comes to future iPads, the analyst thinks Apple will launch a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of 2020, followed by a new 8.5-inch iPad in the first half of 2021. However, the tablet updates will include a 20W power adapter in the box, he adds. Which suggests that — no surprise — they won’t get 5G capabilities.

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