In a note to investors about Apple’s alleged removal of power adapters from the box of the iPhone 12, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has doubled down on claims two new iPad models are on the way, but crucially will include new 20-watt chargers.
There are rumors that the next iPad Air refresh from Apple could be based on the first generation 11-inch iPad Pro. So, it’s possible that Apple ends up refreshing the iPad Air with design and a display size that’s very similar to its ‘Pro’ tablet.
A new note to investors reiterates those claims, further cementing Kuo’s belief on the scheduling and sizes of the models. Furthermore, Kuo has narrowed down the size of the smaller, later model to an 8.5-inch display.
Kuo expects Apple to include a new 20W power adapter in the box with both iPad models, with the adapter said to be entering mass production in Q3 2020.
Existing 5-watt and 18-watt adapters will supposedly cease production in 2020, while the current 12-watt variant will end production “in 9-12 months.”
As for what products will have chargers, Kuo expects the existing iPad lineup will continue to include in-box 12-watt power adapters until their end-of-life.
As for iPhones, Kuo expects the 20W power adapter to be made available as an optional accessory, meaning that iPhone 12 models would not include a charger in the box. EarPods aren’t expected in the box either.