Now, Apple is explaining why the accessories are being eliminated from the iPhone 12 boxes.
Apple has been teasing the launch of the iPhone 12 for quite some time now. Finally, after a series of leaks, the new device was finally unveiled on Oct. 13. The iPhone 12 comes with 5G capabilities and has iPhone 12 Mini ($699), iPhone 12 Pro ($999) and iPhone 12 Pro Max ($1099) models.
Apple announces iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max pic.twitter.com/EEnxBJBPQx
— The Verge (@verge) October 13, 2020
However, a lot of customers aren’t too impressed with the iPhone 12. Although it is Apple’s first high-speed 5G phone, customers aren’t finding a whole lot of difference between the new phone and the iPhone 11. Particularly, customers aren’t too happy that the iPhone 12 box won’t include EarPods or power adapters.
the iphone 12 is literally the same as the iPhone 11 but with different colors and no charger in the box 🤡🤡🤡
won’t be upgrading to that clownery pic.twitter.com/NedSKZnzEw
— alejandro / AG6 IS COMING / BP PAVED THEIR OWN WAY (@grandeshorny) October 13, 2020
The iPhone 12 looks like an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 11 mixed together pic.twitter.com/QDFgLiZher
— Hassan (@Pakiblinders) October 13, 2020
Now, Apple is explaining why they are removing the accessories from the box. The move is part of the company’s eco-friendly initiative. By eliminating the EarPods and power adapters, Apple is drastically decreasing its impact on the environment.
“As part of our efforts to reach our environmental goals,” Apple says. “iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini do not include a power adapter or EarPods. Please use your current Apple power adapter and headphones, or purchase these accessories separately.”
This move will allow packaging to be smaller and lighter which can decrease the use of precious materials. As well, it will greatly reduce carbon emissions. Apple believes that the elimination of these accessories will cut its carbon emissions by more than 2 million metric tons a year. This is the equivalent of reducing 450,000 cars on the road each year.
Customers that purchase the iPhone 12 will still receive a USB-C to Lightning cable. However, power adapters and EarPods will have to be purchased separately. EarPods and 20W USB-C Power Adapter are currently priced at $19 each.
As well, the removal of these accessories in the iPhone 12 packaging is part of Apple’s plans to move towards MagSafe wireless charging. Apple just launched attachable wallets, silicone, leather and transparent protective cases for the iPhone 12.
However, if you live in France, you’re in luck. iPhone 12 sales in France will continue to have EarPods included in the boxes. This is due to a law that requires phones to come with a “handsfree kit” so that users can make calls without having to hold the handset to their ears.
For now, those that want the iPhone 12 are going to have to spend an extra $40 or so if they really want the accessories. However, it looks like some customers don’t plan on getting the iPhone 12 anytime soon.
no earphones AND you have to buy the charger separately for the iphone 12 pic.twitter.com/Ke1EQclLeO
— shay (@thorsquadrilogy) October 13, 2020
jesus christ the rumors were true
the iPhone 12 doesn’t come with a charger. Even worse, they don’t include the fucking earbuds either.
— Mark the Fox 🎃 Black Lives Matter 🎃 (@GayFuzzBall) October 14, 2020
— àbDullah✨ (@BehtareenInsan) October 13, 2020
Apple said “we’re not including headphones or a charger with the iPhone 12, but the good news is that the box will be smaller”
I’m just… pic.twitter.com/EfuD9u6tDy
— youngboy nearly broke again (@404SAGE) October 13, 2020
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