The Trillion Dollars Company Apple is planning to use cheaper battery components in the upcoming iPhone 12 Series. But Why.? The Company actually wants to overcome the cost of 5G Technology in the iPhone 12. That’s why they planned to use cheaper components in other areas.
The famous Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors and AppleInsider) confirmed that Apple is using fewer layers in the battery board. Moreover, the placement of cell components is also reduced. Overall, this strategy will overcome the cost of battery board up to 50% (compared to iPhone 11).
The further 30% of price decrease is expected in the next iPhone batteries because of the design changes. It is also heard that, Apple to planning to do the same (Cheap Battery Boards) for the 3rd Generation AirPods. They are shifting the process to “system-in-package” we saw in AirPods Pro.
According to Kuo, the Sub-6GHz 5G technology will cost Apple $75–$85 per unit. While the Millimeter Wave Technology will cost Apple $125–$135 per unit. This in return will force the company to increase in the price tags. So they decided to balance things by adopting cheap battery for iPhone 12.
A few months ago, we also hard that iPhone 12 will have no inbox accessories like earphones, and chargers, etc to manage the extra cost including shipping. While now, Company is going to adopt cheap battery boards for iPhone 12. Let’s wait & watch what happens next.
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