According to new information by the analyst Min-Chi Kuo, wired EarPods may disappear from the iPhone 12 box. This, of course, is about all smartphones in the series: this year, Apple can show four new smartphones at once: iPhone 12, 12 Lite, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.
Apple wants to sell more wireless headphones! The analyst also claims that no new AirPods or AirPods Pro are expected until 2021. But since the second-generation AirPods were introduced as much as a year and a half ago, the price of them can be reduced. The absence of wired headphones with smartphones should encourage users to buy more wireless.
iPhone 12 could be the first iPhone to arrive without headphones in the box
When Apple got rid of the 3.5-mm jack, everyone was indignant and joking about how inconvenient it would be to use adapters for connecting headphones and charging the smartphone at the same time.
The first time using the iPhone 7 without any wireless headphones from a third-party manufacturer was uncomfortable. But in the spring AirPods went on sale – and that’s it, the market began to change.
I remember that every manufacturer was simply obliged to joke at the presentation of the new flagship that its smartphone still has a 3.5 mm jack – and how many smartphones with this jack now?
AirPods have truly changed the wireless headphone market. These are not the best headphones on the market now, but they simply had no equal. They do not differ in sound among competitors, but in terms of convenience – yes, here the primacy is still preserved.
Having abandoned the 3.5 mm jack in the iPhone 7, Apple began a new era – the era of wireless headphones. Now, as immediately after the start of sales, AirPods occupy the first place in the number of units sold. AirPods have become an accessory for which a huge number of accessories are made to at least somehow stand out on the street.
Rumors about this device have been around for a long time. Perhaps, in 2021, the iPhone is waiting for us without any connectors or ports at all. So, why does it need headphones in the kit? Having abandoned them this year, Apple will make it clear that you can easily do without headphones. And it’s time to get something new, for example, AirPods. However, we will keep you informed regarding this regard.