Apple’s next iPhone won’t include a charger or headphones: Kuo

TOKYO, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 20: A customer tests an iPhone 11 Pro Max at the Apple Marunouchi store on September 20, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Apple Inc. today released the latest iPhone 11 models with a dual-camera system.

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In an effort to cut costs, Apple may not include a power adapter with its upcoming iPhone models, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note this week.

Kuo predicted in May that the company will not include headphones with the upcoming iPhone, which it refers to as iPhone 12. Apple’s goal is to sell the iPhone at a price comparable to the current iPhone 11 model, the analyst said.

Apple declined to comment.

Apple is likely preparing to launch a new iPhone in the fall, as the company launched new iPhones in September or October of each year since 2011. In most years, a successful launch of the new devices, which represent more than half of Apple’s revenue is critical to the company. The company released a new version of the iPhone SE this spring. Kuo said the next version of the iPhone SE, expected in 2021, will also not come with a headset or charger.

Kuo’s analysis generally focuses on companies that sell parts and assembly services to Apple, and has successfully predicted unpublished Apple products in the past.

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