Today (October 14), Apple officially launched the iPhone 12 line with a few major changes, including the discontinuation of the charger and headphones inside the box – with the main purpose of protecting the environment. , reduce transportation costs as well as reduce carbon emissions.
In addition, the company also stopped selling both the charger and the headset for all existing iPhone models, including the iPhone 11, iPhone XR and iPhone SE. From now on, the USB-C to Lightning charging cable (with the user manual and the SIM stick), will be the only accessory included in the iPhone’s case.
The only accessory that comes with the iPhone 12 is the USB-C to Lightning charging cable.
Apple also stopped selling the charger and earphones in the cases of the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, and iPhone SE.
Just hours after the launch of the iPhone 12, Apple recently updated the product catalog on the online store Apple Store. Currently, the company has started selling a new 20W USB-C fast charger for $ 19 (about 440,000 VND), replacing the old 18W charger that came with previous iPhone 11 models.
In addition, the EarPods wired headset using the Lightning connector is also discounted to only 19 USD (about 440,000 VND), instead of the price of 29 USD before the iPhone 12 series was officially announced.
The 20W USB-C fast charger is sold by Apple for $ 19.
EarPods using Lightning port are discounted from $ 29 to $ 19.
During the iPhone 12 launch event, Lisa Jackson – Apple’s head of environmental, policy and social initiatives, has confirmed that the new iPhone generation is no longer bundled with the earbuds and earphones, two accessories that seem “too familiar”. to iPhone users since it first launched in 2007.
Jackson said that Apple’s main purpose in making this decision is to protect the environment, cut emissions and consume less raw materials. In addition, the iPhone’s carrying case is also made smaller, thereby reducing transport costs and carbon emissions.
The iPhone 12 comes with a slimmer and smaller carrying case, because of the reduction in both the charger and the headset.
Apple has begun cutting down on accessories that come with its products since the launch of the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, neither of which comes with a charger.
Currently, the company has expanded this strategy, not bundling chargers and headphones with the iPhone SE, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and the latest iPhone 12 series. Instead, what you’ll get with the iPhone will be a USB-C to Lightning charging cable.