Apple has a problem, 5G is expensive. To avoid raising the prices of his next iPhones when he had decided last year to lower them (theiPhone 11 cost 50 euros less than the iPhone XR when it was launched), Apple is seeking to reduce its production costs. For example, we have known for several months that the company counts do without headphones and charger in the box in order to save a few dollars and not pass them on to the price of the device.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the battery could be the next sacrificed item. The cells would be clustered in a smaller area, which would reduce the price of the component by 40-50%.
Capacity not necessarily impacted?
Ming-Chi Kuo does not say if the iPhone 12 batteries will be smaller. Apple’s savings are on battery quality, not capacity, which doesn’t mean the smartphone will drop 0% faster than its predecessor. On the other hand, it is likely that the battery charges less quickly or ages less well, unless Apple has found a miracle process. Response in October, when these new devices are released.