As Apple continues to push us toward a wireless future (whether we want one or not), it disappointingly may not bundle its EarPods headphones with the upcoming iPhone 12, according to a report from noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Since removing the headphone jack on the iPhone in 2016, the Lightning-connector-equipped EarPods gave new owners the chance to still listen to music on the iPhone without swapping over to Bluetooth
The Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone adapter is already no longer included in the iPhone’s box, and by dropping the EarPods in the same way, Apple is effectively pushing buyers into adopting Bluetooth
Kuo says Apple may soften the blow — somewhat, at least — by cutting the cost of the AirPods, or by offering a related promotion around the end of the year. The basic AirPods cost $160 at the moment, or up to $250 if you want the AirPods Pro with active noise cancellation. What could Apple do? Several other manufacturers, including rival Samsung, often bundle
It may discount certain AirPods around the time of the iPhone 12 launch, though.
Should the iPhone 12 not come with EarPods, it will be the first time Apple has not included a free set of
Apple is keen to make the future wireless. Apart from the removal of the headphone jack, it introduced wireless charging with the iPhone 8 series, has minimized the amount of ports available on its MacBook
The iPhone 12 is expected to launch later this year, and all the other rumors about it can be found here.
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