Rumors and speculation and one of the latest comes from analysts at British bank Barclay the iPhone 12 won’t come with Apple’s EarPods headphones, and it might not even have a power brick.
Barclays analysts research note claims that none of the iPhone 12 models will ship with EarPods in the box. That does sound entirely possible; renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made the same prediction last month. He believes the decision will help boost demand for Apple’s AirPods.
If Apple does drop the earbuds, the next handsets would be the first iPhones not to include them in the box. But with wireless options now most people’s preferred choice, Apple might believe the decision won’t annoy too many fans.
What would annoy people, however, is the prospect of Apple not including a power brick with any of the iPhone 12 models, leaving buyers with just a USB-C to Lightning cable. While this could save Apple money, which would hopefully be reflected in the iPhones’ selling price, and be good for the environment, those without a USB-C charger at home won’t be happy about having to pay extra.
Not including a power brick does sound very unlikely, and we recently saw photos allegedly showing a 20W adaptor that will be included with the iPhone 12.
The analysts expect the two higher-end iPhone 12 Pro models to feature a triple-lens camera system with a LiDAR Scanner, first introduced on the iPad Pro. This would pave the way for new augmented reality experiences.
Barclays also said that it has heard about a potential iPad Pro refresh later this year, but it has no further details right now.
Last, the analysts expect third-generation AirPods to launch in early 2021.