Apple’s new iPhones won’t ship with earbuds or chargers

Apple says not including the accessories makes for a smaller box. | Image: Apple Apple’s new iPhone 12 lineup ships without a charger or pair of Lightning earbuds in the box to reduce their environmental impact, the company announced today. Instead, they’ll come with just a USB-C to Lightning cable. Apple says it’s not including a charger or earbuds with the iPhone 12 series on environmental grounds, and similarly didn’t include a charging brick with this year’s Apple Watch models. It says the move means it has to consume less raw materials for each iPhone sold. It also allows for a smaller retail box, which means more units can fit on a single shipping pallet and reduce carbon emissions. There’s just a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box with the phone Earlier reports of the change have been met with outrage online,... Continue reading…

Apple’s new iPhones won’t ship with earbuds or chargers
Apple says not including the accessories makes for a smaller box. | Image: Apple

Apple’s new iPhone 12 lineup ships without a charger or pair of Lightning earbuds in the box to reduce their environmental impact, the company announced today. Instead, they’ll come with just a USB-C to Lightning cable.

Apple says it’s not including a charger or earbuds with the iPhone 12 series on environmental grounds, and similarly didn’t include a charging brick with this year’s Apple Watch models. It says the move means it has to consume less raw materials for each iPhone sold. It also allows for a smaller retail box, which means more units can fit on a single shipping pallet and reduce carbon emissions.

Earlier reports of the change have been met with outrage online,...

Continue reading…