Here is why iPhone 12 will be cheaper than the iPhone 11 at launch

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Everyone was drooling when it was revealed a few days back that iPhone 12 is going to one of the cheapest till date. Renowned tipster @Omegaleaks claimed that is will be sold at $549 (Rs 42,000) this fall, which is lower than iPhone 11 by $150. However, there is a catch!

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British investment bank Barclays stated that Apple will not include wired headphones and the power adapter inside the box. That means customers would get only the iPhone and USB Type-C to Lightning cable out of the box. Rest, they need to buy separately.

Now, Apple EarPods cost $29 in the US, while power adaptors cost $19 for 5W and $29 for 18W. This means an additional investment of $50-$60 for the iPhone 12. This will undoubtedly provide some comfort zone to Apple to lower the cost of its flagship device.

Some say Apple’s intention behind excluding EarPods is to push sales of AirPods. Given the battered sales during the pandemic, this would prove some leeway to Apple to rev up AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro sales.

iPhone 12 is expected to launch in September while the sale might take one more month to begin due to production issues. There could be four variants of the upcoming model based on its sizes.

ModelSize (inches)
iPhone 125.4
iPhone 12 Max6.1
iPhone 12 Pro6.1
iPhone 12 Pro Max6.7

The higher-end models could flaunt a triple camera setup with LiDAR scanner, an all-screen display, and upgrades to autofocus and optical zoom.

Apple is also expected to bring back 120Hz ProMotion display from the 2018 iPad Pro. The dynamic refresh rate will ensure a smooth experience and the ability to switch the display between 60Hz and 120Hz based on the heaviness of the task.

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