Those who hoped the next Apple flagship smartphone would be a little kinder to their wallet, are set to be disappointed.
iPhone prices are set to rise again, according to a new report around the as-yet unannounced iPhone 12.
The Apple-focused analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a stellar track record when it comes to forthcoming hardware from the Cupertino-based company, believes the addition of 5G support to the iPhone line-up is what’s likely to seriously boost price tags.
Kuo claims Apple will increase the price across the board to keep the same profit margins, despite the increased cost of the components.
Kuo states that 5G circuitry can cost as much as 60 per cent more than its 4G counterparts.
According to Kuo, the cost of a 5G iPhone chipset will increase by 35 per cent.
Just for fun, we (Express) calculated what a 35 per cent increase on the maxed-out iPhone 11 Pro Max (£1,499 SIM-free) would be and, well, it’s an eye-watering amount. It would mean you’re faced with a £2,023.65 (RM10,684.68) price tag on the 5G-powered iPhone 12.
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