IPhone 12 reportedly won't come with a charger

Yolanda Curtis
June 29, 2020

The iPhone maker is expected to launch four new iPhones under the iPhone 12 series in September which would include two premium variants.

The base model that is the iPhone 12 will feature a 5.4-inch display that has a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and has a pixel density of 475 PPI, while the iPhone 12 Max will have a slightly bigger display - we're talking a 6.1-inch panel with 2532 x 1170 pixels resolution and 460 PPI density.

Gone are the days when Apple's entry-level iPads were always 9.7 inches - after the iPad 10.2 in 2019 kicked off the size increase race, it seems this year's upcoming entry-level iPad might be even bigger still. However, the lack of a power adapter comes as more of a shock (no pun intended).

Apple blogger Benjamin Mayo shared his thoughts on the news, which was echoed by some other Twitter users, saying that while the decision would be good for the environment, "it feels like nickel and diming", adding "even if Apple is going to pass 100% of the cost savings directly on to the final price, no one will see it like that". Apparently, the production cost of the iPhone 12 is significantly higher because of 5G support.

The iPhone 12 is expected to start at an aggressively low price of $649, which is $50 less than the iPhone 11. The form factor of the new 20W power adapter is said to be similar to the 18W version, with USB-C Power Delivery for fast charging, as seen in the leaked photo below. There would be a more powerful 20W charger (versus the 18W for the iPhone 11 Pro), but you'd have to buy it after the fact. This is in line with what we heard from a Barclays analyst just days ago.

What do you think about this move from Apple?

It now remains unclear if iPhone 12 buyers will be able to purchase a power adapter and headphones at a discount or if they'll have to pay regular pricing.

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