iPhone 12 may not ship with EarPods or a charger in the box

The rumor: Not only will EarPods not be included with the iPhone 12 this year, a charger might not be free, either, according to Barclays (57.9% accurate).

  • Only a USB-C to Lightning cable will be included in the box, alongside the device itself
  • Announcement for all of the new phones is said to happen in September
  • The analysts also say that due to production delays, some models won’t be available until October or November

Our take: While the iPhone is rumored to go portless next year, it wouldn’t make any sense to remove the charging brick this year. I think Barclays will miss the mark on this one. Why would saving a couple of dollars be worth frustrating the vast majority of your buyer-base? Doesn’t make any sense to me.