10.8-inch and 8.5-inch iPads will have a 20W charger, iPhone 12 does not, says Ming-Chi Kuo

In a note to investors about Apple’s alleged withdrawal of iPhone 12 case power adapters, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has doubled down on claims that two new iPad models are on the way, but crucially they will include new 20 watt chargers. .

In May, Ming-Chi Kuo offered a prediction that two new iPad models will ship next year, starting with a 10.8-inch iPad that will arrive in the second half of 2020. It will apparently be followed by a new iPad mini in the first. mid-2021, with the May report suggesting a display size upgrade to between 8.5 inches and 9 inches.

A new note for investors seen by AppleInsider reiterates those claims, further cementing Kuo’s belief in model scheduling and size. Additionally, Kuo has reduced the size of the smaller rear model to an 8.5-inch screen.

Kuo’s comments are made amid other June supply chain rumors about iPads, including a report pertaining to late-2020 programming for the 10.8-inch iPad and a new iPad mini. Another earlier in the month noted a change to the 10.8-inch replacement for the iPad Air that changes from Lightning to a USB-C connector, similar to the iPad Pro range.

The claims are made as part of a general conversation about what Apple could remove from the boxes of its most important products. According to Kuo, Apple will include a new 20-watt power adapter in the new iPad models, and the adapter is said to go into mass production in the third quarter of 2020.

Existing 5-watt and 18-watt adapters are supposed to cease production in 2020, while the current 12-watt variant will end production “in 9-12 months.”

As for which products will have chargers, Kuo expects the existing iPad lineup to continue to include 12-watt power adapters in the box until the end of their useful life.

For the iPhone 12, Kuo reiterates a statement made in May that it will ship without EarPods, which will help boost AirPods sales. At the same time, Apple intends to remove the built-in power adapter for iPhone 12 as a saving measure.

Apple is also unlikely to replace the charger with a form of out-of-the-box wireless charging system, but Kuo acknowledges that it will still help benefit shipments of wireless chargers overall, even though the power transfer system is not yet. a “must have” feature for consumers.