Some people think that since Apple has plans to launch a 5g version of the iPhone 12, there is no need to release a 4G version of the iPhone 12. After all, if a mobile phone supports 5g, can it support 4G?
some people also said that the cost of 5g iPhone is quite different from that of 4G iPhone 12, and there is no 5g network in many parts of the world. Apple can’t sell 5g iPhone, which is not in line with market demand.
now, according to the latest news, Apple has not only prepared the iPhone 12 which supports 5g network, but also the iphone12e series models, that is, the iPhone 12 supporting 4G network.
frankly speaking, this new news is a bit sudden. For many people, it’s basically decided that Apple won’t release the 4G version of the iPhone 12 this year, and that Apple will focus all its energy on the 5g version of the iPhone 12.
after all, mobile phone manufacturers, including Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi, have launched 5g models and won some market share first. As a world-famous mobile phone manufacturer, Apple should not miss the opportunity, let alone fall behind in the 5g era.
However, after the latest news came out, the outside world did underestimate Apple’s “patience”. Of course, 4G version of iPhone 12 has been proved to exist, which is not a bad thing for apple and consumers.
it is reported that the iPhone 12e will be available in 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch versions. The series of models will also carry Apple A14 bionic chip, provide 4GB of memory and dual 12 million pixel rear camera. In other words, the hardware configuration of the iPhone 12e is almost the same as that of the iPhone 12, except that it does not support 5g network.
obviously, with little difference between the hardware of the iPhone 12e and that of the iPhone 12, for apple, it is equivalent to showing enough sincerity to attract potential consumers, so as to continue to consolidate the iPhone’s position in the market.
at the same time, for consumers, the price positioning of iphone12e series is more crucial. According to the latest news, the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12e are priced at $549 and $649, respectively.
if we take the iPhone 11 released last year as a comparison, in fact, the price of the iPhone 12e is not high, even $150 lower than the price of the 64GB iPhone 11, which is $699.
of course, the configuration of the iPhone 12e is slightly inferior to that of the iPhone 12, which supports 5g network. But seeing the starting price of $549, I think there is no problem to be picky about.
However, whether the low-cost iPhone 12e still uses Intel baseband chips is an issue worthy of attention. On the one hand, Apple’s previous iPhone models have used “facts” to prove that Intel baseband chips are inadequate in signal. On the other hand, Apple’s temporary friendship with Qualcomm makes people feel that it is possible to use the baseband chip of Qualcomm.
of course, there is no specific information about the final result in the industry. But if the iPhone 12e uses Intel baseband chip, it is estimated that it will not perform very well in the Chinese market.
all in all, Apple’s 4G iPhone 12 has been confirmed to exist. This means that consumers will have more choices, and it also implies that Android phone manufacturers are under increasing pressure. After all, the low price and IOS system are the two treasures of the iPhone 12e series. At that time, we are afraid that consumers can not resist the temptation.