Apple may remove the charger from the box of its new iPhone - report
As if Apple hasn't taken enough out the box or away from the iPhone, reports state that Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple will stop including a power adapter and EarPods with its iPhones – starting with the company’s 2020 iPhone range.
Featured in a report by The Verge, Kuo stated that the recently-launched iPhone SE will also lose the power adapter it is currently being shipped with later this year.
Kuo said that the reason Apple is planning to ship its next-generation iPhones without these accessories is that it wants to offset the cost of adding 5G to its smartphones.
Kuo added that the smaller packaging would be more eco-friendly and also reduce shipping costs, since more phones could fit into a single shipment.
Kuo believes that by removing EarPods and a charging adapter from the upcoming iPhone 12 range, Apple will be able to sell its upcoming smartphones at similar prices to the current iPhone 11 range.
Barclays published a similar prediction last week and said that Apple will still probably include a Lightning-to-USB-C cable as the only accessory in the box of the upcoming iPhones.
Written by: Staff Writer.