Last Tuesday, Apple announced its new smartphones, the new iPhone 12, and what the 4 models have in common is that they will be sold without a headset or charger. Users who want these accessories will need to purchase them separately. Apple cited environmental reasons for this decision, in order to reduce e-waste in the long run, and since it has to start somewhere, it started by making this decision.
However, these are not the only pieces of equipment from the company to ditch both accessories, as the second one is put forward by the folks at GSMARENA, the iPhone 11, iPhone SE and iPhone XR will also start to sell without them. . The only places where devices will continue to be sold with accessories is in France, as local law requires them to be made available, to avoid radiation.
As revealed, people familiar with the matter have previously said that removing the charger and EarPods from the iPhone is a method Apple will use to deal with the price increase caused by the addition of 5G. . So, theoretically, Apple wanted to keep the price of the iPhone 12 lower by removing some accessories that came with the device, rather than requiring customers to buy them separately and therefore overpay for the full package. However, Apple says it is doing this to protect the planet.
iPhone 11, iPhone SE and iPhone XR will also be sold without a charger
“Customers already own over 700 million Lightning headphones. And many customers have switched to a wireless experience with air pods, Beats or other wireless headphones, ”Apple executives said at the launch of the iPhone 12.
“And there are also over 2 billion Apple power adapters around the world, not to mention billions of third-party adapters. Therefore, we remove these elements from the iPhone case, which reduces carbon emissions and prevents mining and the use of valuable materials. Removing these elements also means a smaller, lighter iPhone case. We can place up to 70% more product on a shipping pallet, reducing carbon emissions in our global supply chain. “
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