Although Apple‘s iPhone 12 might not launch pretty soon, there have already been numerous reports with regard to the tech giant’s plans. Most importantly, there will be four iPhone models for the first time, including a new 5.4-inch version to be the low-end model as the flagship model is expected to have 6.7-inch.
Support for 5G
Still, Jon Prosser reported late last month that the prices are not going to change much. According to the leakster, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will be $649, the 6.1-inch device will sport a price tag of $749, the 6.1-inch Pro model will be $999, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will reportedly be $1,099.
The new iPhones are also speculated to have 5G modems that will allegedly support both T-Mobile‘s sub 6Ghz and Verison‘s mmWave networks. Apple would have the right to charge more for a 5G iPhone; the Samsung S20 and OnePlus 8 Pro were more expensive in comparison to their previous LTE versions, with the S20’s price tag of $1,600 for the most advanced configuration.
Still, the question is, why isn’t Apple rising its prices as the other rivals did?
Increasing the Price on 5G Phones
When Samsung and other tech giants released the first 5G smartphones last year, everyone started to watch Apple closely. But when the iPhone 11 launched and went with almost no mention of 5G, some people were surprised. However, not only were the 5G phones big, expensive, and prone to overheating, the networks they were using were not dependable and rather limited.
That has changed in the last few months, though. There are numerous 5G maps all over the U.S. now as the pandemic hit, but the development of the network is allegedly still pale when compared to LTE.
Apple won’t probably charge its users a premium for a service they’re not able to use as of yet. While Android phone manufacturers seem to have added a feature users do not need, there are 5G towers installed in numerous places already.
When the 5G iPhone will be released at the same price as the 4G iPhone, the other 5G Android smartphones that will launch between now and then is perhaps going to appear to be more overpriced than they seem now.
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