Apple was hoping to use OLED panels sourced from display manufacturer BOE for some of the iPhone models coming in 2020, but BOE will not be a supplier for the first batch of panel shipments for the new iPhones due to manufacturing issues.
The controversial move will apparently offset the production costs that Apple will incur from supporting 5G in its devices, and could see the iPhone 12 feature a comparable price to that of the iPhone 11.
The iPhone 12 is rumored to not be shipping with packaged earbuds, but according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo it may also be lacking another standard piece of kit in its box: A charger. You will probably get a charging USB-C to Lightning cable, but the rest you might have to buy separately after you've dropped hundreds on the new cellphone itself.
The analyst claims that instead of bundling a power adapter, Apple intends to sell a 20W USB-C adapter as an optional accessory to customers. However, Apple argued that the introduction of a universal charging port would lead to "unprecedented" e-waste.
In a new note to clients sent over the weekend, Kuo confirms as legitimate a recent photo of a 20-watt power charger for the new iPhone. 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. And, by adopting a 20W model, at least Apple is committed to speeding up charge times.
According to Kuo, the company plans to continue including a power adapter with upcoming iPad models, with a 10.8-inch iPad reportedly set for release later this year and an 8.5-inch iPad mini to follow in 2021. Last refreshed in 2019, Apple's smallest tablet also comes with the A12 Bionic chip, which gives it a decent amount of power.