The view, while exciting, sounded a bit incredible. After all, the upcoming models will have new tricks up their sleeves, and upgrades usually result in a price increase.
Shortly afterwards a Report on the claim that the starting price could be anywhere between $ 699 and $ 749.
A Weibo tipster (via GizChina) now suggests that the upper range is more likely. Apple doesn’t appear to be included EarPods and chargers with the new models, a practice that has already started latest watch models. Consumers had hoped that leaving out these accessories would help the company keep the iPhone 12 price at the same level as the iPhone 11.
It turns out that the unit cost of the iPhone 12 is apparently $ 50 higher than the iPhone 11, presumably due to 5G components and OLED display. If you do the math, that’s a starting price of $ 749.
The company apparently hopes to sell 80 million units of the new models this year. Assuming the demand forecast is correct, this could be bad news for iPhone fans as supply will be under an estimated 6-10 million units.
Apple has already introduced this A14 chip that powers iPhone 12, and Leaked benchmark scores suggest the performance gains won’t be big compared to the iPhone 11. The high-end versions are expected to be equipped with one LiDar sensor, and it doesn’t look like potential buyers will be thrilled with this upgrade.
iPhone 12 sales could still reach iPhone 6 levels mainly due to the fact that these are the first 5G capable Apple smartphones.