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iPhone 12 will reportedly not come with a charger in the box

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iPhone 12 will reportedly not come with a charger in the box

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Apple is expected to release the iPhone 12 later this year and rumors of the specifications have been making the rounds for a while. Other interesting titbits regarding the in-box accessories have also been reported, such as the possible exclusion of EarPods in the box. Now, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has today added to that information (via MacRumors), suggesting that the company will not be including a power adapter in the iPhone 12 box.

 

Kuo reiterated that both, the EarPods and the power adapter will be excluded from the in-box accessories. This information corroborates earlier reporting that predicted the absence of these accessories, which also added that the only accessory bundled with the device would be a Lightning connector to USB Type-C cable.

 

The Cupertino giant will reportedly sell a new 20W fast charger separately as an optional accessory. This rumored USB-C power delivery (PD) based charger (pictured below, which was leaked on Twitter) might completely replace the current crop of 5W - shipped with the iPhone 11 - and 18W - shipped with the iPhone 11 Pro series - power adapters, with the firm ceasing production for the older accessories sometime later this year. It is not clear what the asking price of the new power adapter would be.

The analyst cites increased production costs of the iPhone owing to 5G support as the possible reason for the change. With the exclusion of the costs of the earphones and charger, the company aims to match the price of the new-generation smartphone with that of its predecessor. However, Kuo expects the company to market the removal of these accessories as being environmentally friendly. Lastly, the KGI Securities analyst also expects Apple to stop shipping the 5W charger with the second-generation iPhone SE.

 

If the reports turn out to be accurate, it will be interesting to see how the company communicates these changes. Expecting users to spend extra money on chargers for a premium product such as the iPhone might not bode well with customers.

 

 

iPhone 12 will reportedly not come with a charger in the box

 

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BimBamSmash

They did something similar with the iPod back in the days too. When it first launched it had an AC charger in the box but over time it got ditched.

 

Back then it wasn't all too big a deal. But nowadays, all Apple is doing seem to be either removing value from their products, or breaking features that were once sold as a single product, into parts.

 

"environmentally friendly", huh? Could have fooled me if chargers from older models could still be used on these next-gen handsets. But I see they can't. Those old chargers that are about to become obsolete pose no threat to the environment?

 

I look forward to seeing how Apple competitors are going to make fun of this in their future ads (and, of course, apply the same to their own line of products only a little while later)

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Akaneharuka

How the hell did they think that is the good idea  ?

Iphone 999$ charger might be 500 $ ?   lol

 

I am really pround to say I never use any iphone before in my life..

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mp68terr

Can find such chargers on the bay for $10 or even less. Money that won't go in apple pocket.

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lurch234
7 hours ago, BimBamSmash said:

I look forward to seeing how Apple competitors are going to make fun of this in their future ads (and, of course, apply the same to their own line of products only a little while later)

 

Spot on! :dance2:

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