Apple’s iPhone line is probably the most popular smartphone series in the world. This is why we keep seeing leaks and rumors about then, even though we’re still months away until the release of this year’s model — the iPhone 12 series.
This latest information we got is for one of the biggest components of the iPhone 12 series — the price. The information came from Jon Prosser via Twitter.
Since phone releases are pretty much cyclical, we’re not surprised to know that the iPhone 12 series will have the same price of the current iPhone 11 models.
The upcoming iPhones are expected to finally come with 5G connectivity, which will be made possible by its A14 Bionic processor. However, we expect emerging markets to get a 4G-only variation of these devices. These are markets where 5G availability is still very limited.
What’s interesting is, rumor has it that Apple will not be charging a price premium for the 5G feature, unlike what most Android manufacturers are doing.
With that, it’s said that the iPhone 12 Pro will still start at USD999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be at USD1,099. Both its predecessors are available locally for a starting price of Php67,990 and Php73,990, respectively.
The vanilla iPhone 12 will come in two flavors for those who miss the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The new and smaller iPhone 12 5.4-inches will retail for USD649 (~Php32,800). Still cheaper than the new iPhone SE 2020. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Plus 6.1-inch model will be at USD749. This should be the successor to the iPhone 11 that’s available in the Philippines for Php47,990.
But then again, these are just leaks and rumors, so take it with a grain of salt. Although considering the iPhone pricing in the last couple of years, these information might be close to reality.
It will all be confirmed once the iPhone 12 series is out, which is rumored to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.