Apple Splitting iPhone 12 Camera Module Orders Among Three Suppliers

Yolanda Curtis
May 22, 2020

And while Tim Cook promised a few years ago to "double, quot; the product secret, the simple reality is that Apple's supply chain is so vast that it is virtually impossible to prevent information from emerging about new iPhones". When not writing and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni likes to watch improvisation shows in Chicago, play soccer, and cultivate new addictions to television shows, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.

Kuo says Apple may soften the blow - somewhat, at least - by cutting the cost of the AirPods, or by offering a related promotion around the end of the year.

Apple previously included a Lightning to 3.5 mm jack adapter in the box when it got rid of the headphone jack, but stopped giving it away for free when it released the iPhone XS line in 2018.

Yes, a report from 9to5Mac suggests that Apple will not provide its users with wired "earpods" inside the box of iPhone 12 series which was standard till now in order to boost sales of the AirPods.


When Apple launched AirPods in 2016, the Cupertino-based tech giant gave a clear indication how the company sees the future of the smartphone accessory.

Apple has packaged EarPods with the iPhone since the original in 2007.

Such a launch would also come just before Apple may release an iPhone with no ports whatsoever - not even the Lightning charging port that's been a mainstay since 2012.

That's according to renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a note sent to clients Wednesday. That phone would likely be the most expensive one in Apple's 2021 lineup, and Kuo didn't offer any additional details other than that it would offer a "completely wireless experience".


"It makes no sense to tether ourselves with cables to our mobile devices", he said during the company's keynote. As Apple's iPhone sales have faltered over the course of 2019, Apple's wearables division has continued to grow.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro handsets are coming later this year, there will be four handsets in the range and now the logic board for one of the models has leaked.

Hype for the Apple iPhone 12 has been building rapidly over the past couple of months, with the American maker's incoming flagship reported to come loaded with lighting fast 5G connectivity, a LiDAR-packing new camera system, an incendiary new A14 Bionic processor, and a suite of advanced new hardware features.


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