Friday, 21 August 2020

Kuo: Apple to offset 5G costs with cheaper battery design for iPhone 12 series

According to the latest report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has been looking for ways to cut the iPhone 12 manufacturing costs so as to offset the cost of adding 5G to the iPhone 12 lineup. Looking at suppliers data, adding sub-6 5G support to the iPhone costs up to $85, while adding millimetre-wave could end up as much as $135. Apple has been applying pressure on its suppliers to try and reduce the cost of parts and will use simpler battery designs in the iPhone 12 series to offset some of that added cost. The iPhone 12 battery board specifications reportedly have a reduced number of...

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