More sources point to Apple removing EarPods from the box of the iPhone 12
It’s looking increasingly likely that Apple will stop including its wired EarPods headphones in the box of new iPhone models starting with this year’s iPhone 12, with Wedbush analyst Dan Ives forecasting that 2020 will see Apple sell 20 million more pairs of AirPods compared to the 65 million estimated to have been sold in 2019.
Following earlier predictions from leading Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo, who similarly claimed Apple would look to boost sales of its wireless AirPods by dropping EarPods from this year’s new iPhone models, Ives claims he is hearing the same: “our checks that likely no wired EarPods will come in the iPhone 12 box/packaging”.
Within a research note today, via 9to5Mac, Wedbush suggest Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 lineup will be comprised of both 4G and 5G models, and that the supply chain is working with minimal disruption so that Apple is ready to ship the new devices in early October, which could point to a late September or early October launch event.
Rumors suggest Apple will release two 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models later this year, predecessors to the current-generation 6.1-inch iPhone 11 and 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro as well as a new 5.4-inch entry-level iPhone 12 and larger 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The Apple Post has released exclusive 2020 iPhone renders, offering what we believed to be the most accurate representation of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.