stated The most famous analyst regarding Apple’s leaks is (Ming-Chi Kuo) that the company will use inexpensive and less complicated battery technology in the iPhone 12, iPhone 12s, iPhone 12s and AirPods 3.
Starting with the expected iPhone 12 series for the current year, Kuo said in a note to investors on Friday that he believes the company will reduce the number of layers of the flexible rigid battery plate and will compress active cell components into a smaller area to be able to make the unit price 40% to 50% lower. Compared to iPhone 11 phones. Looking at the 2021 phones, the iPhone 12S will get rid of the flexible hard plates to obtain a flexible architecture that will reduce the battery price by 30% to 40% compared to the iPhone 12 battery.
Cost-saving measures, combined with increased bargaining pressure to lower component prices, are expected to hurt existing battery panel suppliers.
The company is looking for ways to offset the costly upgrade to 5G networks, says Kuo. The analyst links the cost of upgrading to technology for waves with a frequency below 6GHz, and for millimeter waves over 24GHz from $ 75 to $ 85 and $ 125 to $ 135; Respectively. The strategy must maintain stable consumer prices during the transition to 5G networks.
And the regulatory files discovered in July indicate that Apple’s upcoming iPhones in 2020 will come with batteries with slightly lower capacities compared to the iPhone 11 series. Depending on the size of the phone, this year’s 2,227 mAh batteries are supposed to come. / Hour, 2,775 mAh and 2,815 mAh, compared to 3,110 mAh for the iPhone 11 and 3,190 mAh for the iPhone 11 Pro. The only upgrade could be with a capacity of 3,687 mAh for the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Kuo adds that the company will take similar steps with its AirPods. The company is expected to abandon the second-generation PCB technology for its existing AirPods battery in order to design the compact system that will debut with a third-generation model in the first half of 2021. The new unit battery cells will reduce the average unit cost. . The price will be 25% to 35% lower in the second half of 2020, says Kuo.
Apple is widely expected to release four iPhone 12 models during the fall of 2020. It is rumored that two 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 phones will offer an OLED screen, two rear cameras, an A14 processor, and a chassis. Aluminum, while the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone Pro will get an upgrade in the screen and an additional rear camera, while the higher-spec iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a LiDAR Scanner feature that allows the distance to be determined by light or laser , Which is a remote sensing technology visible using pulses of light. It is expected that all iPhones in 2020 will support 5G technology.