The new type of coronavirus might postpone the iPhone 12 release event, according to several reports. Travel interdictions stopped Apple engineers from traveling to China in the last few months. Such a thing could delay the manufacturing of the smartphone more than we can imagine.
But, some reports claimed that Apple’s AR glasses plans tells us more than expected. The iPhone 12 release event could take place in October rather than September. But, that’s not the only rumor about the iPhone 12’s fate. Here are all the details you should know.
Apple Might Ship iPhone 12 Without EarPods
A new rumor suggests how Apple might change the way iPhone 12 will ship. The company supposedly intends to ditch the EarPods, which would mark another first for the iPhone (the October launch event could be the first change).
So far, all iPhones were shipped with free EarPods in the box. The iPhone 7 was a real game-changer, introducing the 3.5mm headphone jacks, but we still got our EarPods in the box. Then Apple removed the port, and the EarPods now have Lightning connectors.
According to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 12 lineup could be the first to ship without the famous EarPods. Kuo has offered lots of details about Apple’s plans in the last few years, and his predictions were mostly correct.
Kuo explained that Apple might be interested in pushing the demand for AirPods by ditching the EarPods from the smartphone retail box. AirPods have become a best-selling product since the company released them a few years ago. It also drove other businesses to come up with alternatives.
Finally, the analyst predicts that Apple will sell up to 94 million AirPods in 2020, including both AirPods and AirPods Pro. He expects massive demand in the second half of 2020, which would more than make up for lost sales in the previous quarter.