Although Apple supposedly wants to cut the scope of delivery of the upcoming iPhone 12 series, the prices of iOS smartphones are to be increased. At least that’s what an analyst expects, depending on the model, at an additional cost of between $50 and $150.
If you trust the current rumors and forecasts, the Apple iPhone 12 and its Max and Pro siblings expected for the fall will be delivered without a charger and headphones. Only a USB Lightning cable should be included in the original packaging. The reason for this should be “savings” in order to keep the price of the new smartphones in the previous year’s level. In advance, there was even talk of cheap models starting at $649. Apple analyst Jeff Pu, who works at Chinese market research firm GF Securities, takes a completely different direction.
Higher prices suspected due to 5G technology and OLED displays
From a current “Research Note“, the colleagues at MacRumors concluded that Pu is assuming a price increase, as part of the iPhone 12 launch. According to his analyzes, the compact 5.4-inch model should cost at least $749, which is $50 above the starting price of the current iPhone 11 series. Based on this increase, up to $849 could be due for the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max.
Users who want to keep the display size of the iPhone 11 would, therefore, have to invest 100 to 150 dollars more than at the launch last year. The integration of 5G modules and the use of OLED displays in the entire iPhone 12 portfolio should be responsible for the price increase. However, Pu did not comment on the possible costs of the Pro models. YouTuber Jon Prosser, who is known for often precise forecasts, gave his opinion in May, according to which the prices and specifications of the Apple iPhone 12 (Max) and iPhone 12 Pro (Max) differ as follows.