Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who predicted last month that iPhone 12 would arrive without wired EarPods, now adds that he expects the power adapter to be sold separately as well, according to a 9to5Mac report on Sunday.
Kuo, who could not be reached for comment, says that removing the accessories included in the box helps offset the cost of the iPhone 12’s 5G network components, according to the report. This would help Apple sell iPhone 12 at a price similar to iPhone 11.
9to5Mac adds that excluding the earphones and the power supply could also reduce the size of the package, helping to reduce transportation costs.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Kuo’s prediction. And although he hasn’t confirmed the names of his incoming phones or the timing of their release, we expect this fall.