Apple launched its iPhone 12 series in an online event October 13 and some of the rumours about the phones have turned out to be true. Much before the iPhone 12, it was speculated by tipsters and various publications that the new series would not come with a charger or earphones inside the box. At the launch event, Apple confirmed that the entire iPhone 12 lineup would not include EarPods or a power adapter in the box. However, buyers will only get a USB-C to Lightning cable.
Apple stated that it is not including chargers or EarPods with the iPhone 12 line-up due to environmental reasons. “Across the iPhone family, we’re removing the power adapter and EarPods that often go unused, but including the fast-charging USBC to Lightning cable that most people need. That shrinks packaging and more boxes per shipment mean fewer shipments overall. We’re also transitioning our manufacturing partners to renewable energy. Altogether, this eliminates over 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually..” Apple website read.
The Cupertino-giant explained that if they do not ship chargers and EarPods with the iPhones, it would help them in consuming fewer raw materials for every iPhone sold. The first notable change was seen in the box. It was lighter and slimmer due to the absence of the charger and EarPods. Apple noted that if they provide the phones in smaller retail boxes, the process would help in reducing carbon emissions.
However, not just the new iPhones, Apple is also removing chargers and EarPods from the older iPhones including the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, and 2020 iPhone SE. The Apple website says that the phones will only come with a USB-C to Lightning cable and not chargers. However, Apple will charge you Rs 1900 extra for that USB-C to Lightning cable
In India, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have been listed on the Apple website. Buyers can pre-order the iPhone 12 Pro from October 23 and the iPhone will be available from October 30. The iPhone 12 can be pre-ordered from November 6 and it will be available from November 13.