The iPhone 12 was officially unveiled yesterday, October 13. We hope to see not only the latest line of iPhones but perhaps the AirPods Studio and other Apple products we’ve been waiting for. If the rumors are true and we see a new 6.7-inch screen size, A14 Bionic processor, and 5G, prices could skyrocket; However, some sources say prices can fall. (Either way, this is probably the worst time to buy a new iPhone.) Let’s take a look at the most credible rumors to find out more.
Why Is iPhone 12 Cheaper Than 11? Multiple iPhone Models At Different Prices
One of the biggest rumors about the launch is that the phone will come in various sizes. There will reportedly be the smallest, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini; possibly two 6.1-inch base models (iPhone 12 and 12 Pro); and the larger iPhone 12 Pro Max at 6.7 inches. This allows Apple to offer different prices, with variations in specifications, depending on your budget.
The iPhone Mini is said to be the cheapest model, and one analyst claims it could be available for as little as $ 649 with 64 GB of storage, lowering the current 64 GB iPhone 11 by $ 50. Offering a cheaper entry-level model would be a smart move, as the global spread of COVID-19 has seen the wallet tighten, and rivals like Google, OnePlus, and Samsung offers great phones at more affordable prices.
However, more recent leak rates the four models slightly differently, costing the iPhone 12 Mini $ 699, the same as the iPhone 11’s starting price.
The standard iPhone 12 is rumored to cost between $ 699 and $ 799, in line with the base iPhone 11’s current $ 699 price tag, while the 12 Pro is likely to cost around $ 999.
The largest of the bunch, the iPhone 12 Pro Max with its supposed 6.7-inch screen, would likely cost $ 1,099 in the same region as the current 64GB 11 Pro Max, although an increase to $ 1,199 wouldn’t be out of the question. It’s also worth noting that some rumors suggest that the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will have a higher base storage of 128 GB instead of the 64 GB of the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, affecting pricing.
Overall, Apple is expected to keep the same pricing structure it already has, with the iPhone 12 Mini offering a cheaper entry point to the series. While adding 5G connectivity (as expected) is likely to drive up costs, rumors are that the phones will be sold without headphones or charging plugs in the box, which could cut costs, not to mention help reduce plastic waste people already have drawers. Packed with USB chargers and included headphones.