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Apple iPhone 12 rumor roundup: Everything we know so far (Updated)

By Cookie Monster - 13 Oct 2020

Pared-down retail package

6. No EarPods, No Charger

Screenshot taken from the YouTube video "iPhone 11 Unboxing: White!" by Arpine Pog.

Apple may be packing the latest technological features in the iPhone 12, but consumers are expected to miss out on two basic items in the retail package: earphones and charger. 

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed in May that Apple is not bundling the EarPods with Lightning connector in the retail box of the iPhone 12. Kuo feels it could be a deliberate move by Apple to drive sales of the AirPods. The EarPods with Lightning Connector is priced at S$45! 

Aside from not bundling the EarPods, Apple is also believed to be taking out the charger as well. Barclays analysts say Apple is likely to justify its actions based on environmental benefits. The only things in the retail package could only be the iPhone 12 model and a new braided USB-C to Lightning cable.

There are reports of a new 20W USB-C charger, but in view of the above reports, it is likely to not be included in the retail package and sold as an optional accessory.

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