Despite the fact that Apple is expected to ship this year’s ‘iPhone 12’ lineup without EarPods or a wall charger, analyst Jeff Pu has predicted in his latest research note that pricing for Apple’s latest iPhone models will see an increase of $50 over the base model from the previous year, MacRumors is reporting.
The analyst believes that the price increase is primarily attributed to the addition of 5G and an OLED display on all iPhone 12 models, as compared to last year’s base iPhone 11 model which has an LCD.
Pu further noted in his research note that the price increase will be “accepted by consumers” and “will not affect demand” due to 5G, although the move may generate controversy if the EarPods and wall charger are removed from the box as widely rumoured.
“Extrapolating on Pu’s prediction, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 would likely start at $799 or $849, so customers who want to stick with the same size display as the iPhone 11 could be facing a larger $100 to $150 price increase. It’s unclear if a price increase would extend to the Pro and Pro Max models, which currently start at $999 and $1,099, respectively.”
Apple is also expected to release a 20W power adapter as an optional, sold-separately accessory, while ending production of its existing 5W and 18W power adapters later this year.