The iPhone 12 series costs as much as $125 for components alone, according to leading analysts. All models, including the four iPhones 12, will support 5g networks, which will increase Apple’s component costs. In his latest estimates, renowned analyst Guo Mingji highlighted how much Apple will need to pay for these components and what it means to customers. Guo Mingchi believes that Apple will not pass on the cost increase to customers. According to the TF International Securities analyst, apple is expected to cost $175 more per iPhone 12 to support 5g below 6GHz, and $125 more to support mmwave 5g. He also believes that the increase in component costs will not be passed on to customers, which is a relief given that Android flagship phones have become so expensive due to the addition of 5g modems. < / P > < p > the 5g ready iPhone 12 series is expected to start at $649, and when you compare the prices of Android smartphones, which start at $999. If Apple doesn’t plan to pass on cost growth to customers, the tech giant could make up for it elsewhere. According to Guo, one of the measures Apple may take to offset the high cost of 5g components is to reduce the specification of battery printed circuit boards. < / P > < p > fortunately, the analyst also said that cost cutting would not have a negative impact on the user experience. Another measure Apple may take is to put huge price pressure on its suppliers to get the best component deals. The iPhone maker was able to do this by purchasing parts from multiple suppliers rather than one, giving apple a high price leverage to boost its profit margins. < / P > < p > on the other hand, according to previous rumors, the charger and wired earpods were removed from the iPhone 12 package. A leaked picture of the iPhone 12 packaging shows that there is only one space for an iPhone 12 model, and there may be a charging cable, which is said to be braided in order to improve its durability and prevent long-term wear and tear.