Apple’s new iPhone 12 range comes without a charger or pair of Lightning earbuds to help reduce environmental impact, the company announced today. Instead, they just come with a USB-C to Lightning cable.
Apple says the iPhone 12 series doesn’t include a charger or earbuds for environmental reasons, and that this year’s Apple Watch models don’t include a charging brick either. The move means that fewer raw materials have to be used for every iPhone sold. It also allows for a smaller sales box, which means more units can fit on a single shipping pallet and reduce CO2 emissions.
Previous reports of the change met with outrage online. Some suggest that this has more to do with increasing Apple̵
It is said that there are already 700 million Lightning headphones and 2 billion Apple power adapters worldwide, suggesting that most people will already have both accessories.