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To quit including EarPods with iPhones would make Apple look greedy

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analystMing-Chi Kuo says he thinks Apple will leave out the US$29 Lightning EarPods when the “iPhone 12” ships to consumer this fall.

He doesn’t explain why the tech giant would do this. However, he thinks it will dovetail with a promotion for AirPods.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) doesn’t think Apple will do this — or at least I hope they don’t. The EarPods aren’t that great, but dropping them entirely would smack of greed on the company’s part.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.