Kuo: Apple will not include headphones or charger in the iPhone 12 box

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Apple is expected to significantly reduce its packaging for its next line of iPhones. The analyst had previously said that Apple would no longer include wired headphones with the iPhone 12, and said today that it also expects the AC adapter to be sold separately.Kuo says Apple wants to continue selling the iPhone 12 at a price similar to the iPhone 11 and that removing the built-in accessories will offset the cost of the 5G network components. This is likely to significantly reduce the packaging size of the iPhone, which will help lower Apple’s transportation costs and improve the environment.

It is not clear if the Lightning cable is still included. In comparison to other Apple products, the Apple Watch 3 series includes the magnetic charging cable but is not supplied with the wall outlet / AC adapter.

Kuo says the 20W power adapter shown above is legitimate, but will not ship with the iPhone 12. Instead, it will be sold separately as an optional purchase. Analyst believes Apple is abandoning the current 5W and 18W chargers in favor of the new 20W model.

For Apple’s next line of iPads, including a new 10.8-inch iPad later this year and an 8.5-inch iPad mini in the first half of 2021, Kuo believes Apple will continue to consolidate the AC adapter.

Many iPhone users already have a large number of chargers and headphones lying around, so removing them may not be a drawback in practice. However, it will surely lead to complaints from the community that Apple is pricing for all accessories. Removing headphones from the box is said to help boost sales of Apple’s AirPod line.

The iPhone 12 product line is expected to consist of four models; an iPhone with a new, smaller 5.4-inch screen, two 6.1-inch models, and a new 6.7-inch “Max” size. The four iPhones in the iPhone 12 range will have OLED screens for the first time.

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