Next Year's Redesigned 5G iPhone Won't Get a Major Price Increase [Report]

Next Year's Redesigned 5G iPhone Won't Get a Major Price Increase [Report]

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Next year's redesigned 5G iPhone won't get a significant price increase, according to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Components related to 5G and a new metal chassis and frame could raise the production cost of the new iPhone by $30 to $100. To offset this, Apple is expected to reduce supply chain expenses.

In a research note with TF International Securities, Kuo says the company could potentially drop its upfront non-recurring engineering payment to suppliers of the redesigned metal chassis and frame. It could do this by shifting more research and development in house.

This non-recurring engineering payment has helped Apple suppliers cope with slower iPhone sales in the spring and summer each year. However, if Apple begins to release iPhones bi-annually, it will be less essential.

The 2020 iPhone is rumored to feature a new metal frame with an iPhone 4-like design, suggesting flatter edges, perhaps more like the iPad Pro.

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[via MacRumors]


Next Year's Redesigned 5G iPhone Won't Get a Major Price Increase [Report]
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JuergenWest - December 12, 2019 at 3:56am
An easier to replace rear glass panel would be nice.
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