Previously, veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that this year’s iPhone 12 models will not come with EarPods in the box and today, analysts at British bank Barclays have reiterated the same in a research note, based on discussions with multiple Apple suppliers (via MacRumors).
Interestingly, the analysts have also predicted that the iPhone 12 lineup might not ship with a power adapter of any kind, which leaves only a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box. While it may offer some environmental benefits to Apple, not including a power adapter with the hundreds of millions of iPhones would be quite inconvenient for customers.
Barclays analysts also estimate that mass production of iPhone 12 models is four to six weeks behind schedule compared to a usual year.
The analysts believe that Apple will still announce the new lineup in September, but at least some models might not be available to order until October or November, as was the case with the iPhone X and iPhone XR in recent years.
The analysts expect the two higher-end iPhone 12 Pro models to feature a triple-lens camera system with a LiDAR Scanner, first introduced on the iPad Pro. This would pave the way for new augmented reality experiences.
Barclays analysts have further claimed that an iPad Pro refresh later this year is possible and that Apple’s third-generation AirPods could launch in early 2021.