In a new report by AppleInsider, said Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that its wish to equip every 2020 iPhone with 5G will see some huge price rises.
“Kuo believes that the main logic-board on the 2020 iPhone 5G will have to grow by about 10% in area to accommodate the new technologies,” says AppleInsider. “That increase in area will come with a cost – the [mother]board fabrication and some new antenna technology will force a 35% increase in cost to build that component.”
Kuo further explains that the motherboard is one of the most expensive components in an iPhone, where only the OLED display and A-series processor costing more than that. As AppleInsider shares: “At present, 5G options in shipping phones are adding about an additional $400 to the price of an already expensive flagship phone, like the Galaxy S10.”
While Apple has the economy like no other, the company also has a great profit margin like no-other where to equip every new iPhone with 5G is going to be tough. Apple will bring down the current $400 premium (despite using Qualcomm 5G modems like the other), but it seems inevitable that Apple iPhone fans will have to give huge money for this.
And this is a tough pill to swallow because news reveals that Apple’s 2020 iPhone plans are huge which have never done in iPhone history. Perhaps it is because of the return of Touch ID, but there will also be new screen sizes as well with stunning 120Hz ProMotion displays which will have a long-range 3D cameras and the switch to USB-C and certainly, those wouldn’t come at low price.