IPhone 12 leak just revealed a big missing feature

Ruben Fields
June 29, 2020

A previously rumoured 20W charger will be available separately, he says, while the EarPods are presumably no longer necessary thanks to the rise in Bluetooth alternatives - not least Apple's own AirPods.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has this weekend confirmed that he expects the iPhone 12 to ship without a charger in the box, as well as EarPods. And now, one concept artist has created a stunning trailer (below) based on everything we know so far, and it provides our clearest glimpse yet of the iPhone 12's design - in all its colourful glory. However, the lack of a power adapter comes as more of a shock (no pun intended).

The iPhone 12 is expected to start at an aggressively low price of $649, which is $50 less than the iPhone 11. And while longtime iPhone owners are likely to already have a pair of headphones and an existing iPhone power adapter, what about new iPhone users making the switch over from Android?

A previous Barclays analyst note last week said that the iPhone 12 would neither ship with a power brick nor a set of EarPods. With this new charging adapter, Apple may most likely offer a USB Type-C to lightning cable.

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Apple now includes EarPods and a 5W USB-A adapter with the iPhone 11 and SE, while the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max include an 18W USB-C adapter.

It now remains unclear if iPhone 12 buyers will be able to purchase a power adapter and headphones at a discount or if they'll have to pay regular pricing.

Kuo also predicts that Apple will remove the 5W power adapter from second-generation iPhone SE models later this year, but iPad owners will continue to receive the 12W power adapter that is included with current generations of the 10.2-inch iPad, iPad Air and iPad mini.

If Kuo's prediction turns out to be correct, it will be interesting to see if Apple's decision elicits any sort of backlash from users.

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