We expect Apple’s first iPhone 5G to hit the market in 2020, and although we do not know much about it at the moment, we do not expect it to be cheap – and if the estimate allows it, a well-known analyst knows What will cost Apple for the phone to work properly? It is indeed very expensive.
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The analyst is Ming-Chi Kuo, and if you follow the Apple news, you probably know the name. He is one of Apple’s most prolific analysts and often watches his crystal ball for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. turns out to be accurate.
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Kuo said ahead of Appleinsider that the iPhone 5G devices with iPhone 11. The conclusion is that its components are much more expensive – in some cases up to 60% more – and that this will likely lead to a price much higher for the finished product ,
According to Kuo, the cost of an iPhone 5G chipset will increase by 35%. While this does not mean that the selling price will necessarily increase by the same amount, it is unlikely that Apple will accept this increased cost.
However, this is not the only upgrade, as the design also needs to be significantly changed to support 5G technology – and this could mean that the iPhone 5G is very different from previous Apple phones. According to Kuo, the metal structure of the device will cost 50% to 60% more, while the glass cabinet will cost 40% to 50% more.
Although the iPhone 11 costs Kuo 699/729 GBP / 1199 AUD, the next iPhone could cost around 1,200 USD / 1,100 GBP / 1,800 AUD, if Apple passes on the essentials or essentials any additional costs incurred by consumers.
These are of course very speculative numbers at this time. The price for the iPhone 12 without 5G we do not know yet. However, most of the 5G phones we saw cost more than the 4G phones – the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G and the Oppo Reno 5G were identical to the 4G versions, with the exception of 5G connectivity, and both were more expensive.
Such a price increase would be unexpected, if not completely unexpected, news for iPhone fans, as Apple phones are generally much more expensive than their Android counterparts and the addition of 5G could increase the price.
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