According to reports, Apple is calling the first 6.1-inch iPhone Plus, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max remains as it is with premium specs.
Apple will, surprisingly to many, delay the launch of the iPhones this year. It’s the first time since the phone’s debut that it can launch past October. Apple will be very busy with its online event starting September 15th. The Apple Watch 6 and the new iPad Air 4 are expected to be released.
However, it can take up to three weeks or a month between that launch and the iPhone 12 launch. The masses can’t wait, but they need to be more patient. After all, it was Apple’s fault that production of the phones was delayed.
iPhone 12 Plus for a debut
While the sound is a bit new for many fans, the iPhone 12 Plus is just the previous base model in the smartphone range. Apple must have found the need to introduce the Plus name to differentiate it from the entry-level iPhone 12. The new base model of the future iPhones is a tiny 5.4-inch smartphone.
However, most of the internal specifications between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Plus remain unchanged. Based on the analysis, Apple is building on the success of the iPhone SE. It was a cheap Apple phone with a tiny screen. It’s against all races to have the biggest phone out there.
Even so, it sold like pancakes and helped the company through the depression caused by the pandemic.
Will there be a price increase?
Given that all phones in the iPhone 12 line will be 5G, there seems to be a rumble of an impending price hike. Rumors circulated earlier this year that Apple might not ship the new phones with a Power Brick and EarPods. It was tied to the idea that 5G was coming and Apple would have to make some compromises.
There have also been views that these two accessories are just additional electronic waste. After all, many iPhone users already have chargers and wireless AirPods. However, TrendForce’s latest report forecast an additional $ 150 for each model in the iPhone 12 lineup.
Hence, the new 5.4-inch iPhone 12 ships for $ 749, the iPhone 12 Plus for $ 849, the iPhone 12 for $ 1,099, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max for $ 1,199. These are big leaps from the original price of the phone. However, adding 5G hardware on phones tends to increase the retail price.
It’s up to Apple to see if they can find a way to keep their phones within range while still performing flawlessly.
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