With the iPhone finally jumping on the 5G bandwagon this year, Apple is looking to not increase prices by modifiying its battery board design. In a report by famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the battery design on the upcoming iPhone 12 is getting modified.
Sub-6GHz 5G technology will cost Apple an additional $75–$85 wheareas millimeter wave technology will incur an additional of $125–$135. This is the reason why Apple is so keen on cutting cost elsewhere on its iPhones. Last year, Apple also removed the 3D touch panel with a similar motive.
This year, Apple is reportedly moving to a simpler and smaller design with fewer layers in the battery board. This way, it will be 40-50% cheaper for Apple to make the device and balance the additional cost incurred.
Apple will also supposedly shave off an additional 30-40% cost by switching completely to a soft board design next year with the iPhone 12s.
Via – MacRumours
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