From the past couple of years, Apple is providing some real powerful smartphones with a good processor, camera, and security. But the main reason why most people can not use iPhones for their high range budget. For example, iPhone 11, starting from 64000 INR is not an easy thing to buy for most of the citizens of a country. Now Apple is willing to launch its iPhone 12 series in the upcoming year of 2021. But this time they will come with brand new 5G technology in the market. That is why the prices of those phones should increase more and more. At that particular point, Apple wants a full stop. Apple is willing to use a cheaper battery design to reduce its manufacturing cost of iPhone 12.
According to the latest report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple wants to make comparatively cheaper iPhones in the upcoming years. Because after adding a 5G network feature, the manufacturing cost will be really high. If we take data from the suppliers we can see that adding sub-6 5G support to the iPhone costs up to $85 (roughly Rs. 5,600 to Rs. 6,300), while adding mm-wave could end up as much as $135 (roughly Rs. 9,300 to Rs. 10,100).
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple was putting “higher bargaining pressure” on its suppliers. By which, customers can get iPhone 12 at a slightly cheaper price (30% to 40%) than the iPhone 11 series. The company is trying to offset a costly upgrade to 5G. However, for using a cheaper battery design, this can hurt the business of the battery board suppliers. Another issue may arise in this series which will be battery consumption. Apple iPhones do not stand strong in the case of battery life. In that matter, it will be a challenge for the company to use a cheaper battery design in the iPhone 12 series. But the company is giving the assurance that cheaper battery design won’t affect the end user’s experience.
According to Kuo, this change will not only be done in batteries but also in AirPods to reduce the cost of the gadget. Now we are using the second-generation AirPods, but in the series of iPhone 12, we can expect the third generation AirPods technology. These battery cells in the third generation AirPods will reduce the initial unit cost of the phone.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 12 series this autumn. But regarding the current situation, reports suggest that the launch may be delayed from September to October.