APPLE is toiling away on its follow-up to iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, but those who thought the next iPhone would be a little
kinder to the balance in their current account have got another thing on the horizon.
iPhone prices are set to rise again, according to a new report around the as-yet unannounced iPhone 12.
5G will increase costs by 35 per cent, says Kuo
In a research note seen byApple InsiderThe Apple-focused analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a stellar track record In regards to upcoming devices from the Cupertino-based company, claims that the addition of 5G support to the iPhone line-up is very likely to come with a 35 per cent increase in cost. In case Apple decide to implement this, it means the iPhone 12 price will likely to start at about £1,100, compared to the iPhone 11’s £729 price tag.
According to Kuo, THE IPHONE 12 LINEUP could be Apple’s most expensive smartphone due to its added 5G components and new metal frame.
In the months before the launching of its 5G-enabled smartphone, OnePlus boss Pete Lau attempted to temper expectations by stating that adding support for
the next-generation network technology will always add between $200 (£155) and $300 (£235) to the cost of any device. Plus it appears Apple isn’t ready
to swallow the additional cost.
Instead, Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will increase the price across the board to maintain the exact same profit margins, in spite of the high cost of the components.
Talking to AppleInsider, Ming-Chi Kuo says that iPhone 5G circuitry can cost up to 60 percent more than its 4G counterparts.
Kuo also believes that, the price of the 5G iPhone chipset will go high by 35 percent. Obviously, this does not mean Apple will crank-up the costs by
the same margin.
According to Kuo, the iPhone price will seriously increase. Considering that the top-endiPhone 11 Pro Maxwhich is priced at £1,499 SIM-free,
is currently the most pricy flagship smartphone ever sold by the Cupertino-based company, we’re most likely to see some more record-breaking prices in 2020.
For our own pleasure, we calculated what a 35 percent increase on the maxed-out iPhone 11 Pro Max would be and, well, it’s an eye-watering amount. It would mean
you’re slapped with a £2,023.65 price tag on the 5G-enabled iPhone 12.
Elsewhere, the coming iPhone 12 is broadly-anticipated to have a 120Hz high refresh-rate OLED, precisely the same as the so-called ProMotion screen found on the iPad
Pro line. Another iPad feature that is very likely to make the jump across to the smartphone arena is the ability to make use of Face ID technology to unlock the device from any orientation – rather than necessitating users to place the smartphone in a portrait orientation, like we have seen on the present iPhone models.
We anticipate to see enhancements to thetriple-camera system on the iPhone 11 Pro, along with the ability to wirelessly-charge your AirPods and AirPods
Pro from the rear of the smartphone, just as we have seen on the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 series.
As long as Apple sticks with its normal release schedule, we are very likely to see the new iPhone 12 in mid-September 2020. Rumours of a cheapiphone SE2 coming in March have began circulating lately, too.