If you’ve been anywhere near the internet in recent weeks you’ve probably seen rumors that Apple won’t ship the iPhone 12 lineup with a charger or earphones in the box. Now another outlet has backed those rumors up, with Nikkei sharing a report that adds further fuel to the fire.
Nikkei’s report includes information that we’ve become comfortable with in the last few months – Apple will ship four iPhones later this year with all of them offering an OLED screen.
It’s the first time Apple has put such a screen in all of its new releases and it will further blur the lines between mid-range and high-end models. But that isn’t the important point.
That’s the further assertion that we won’t see a charger or earbuds ship with the iPhone 12. Why? People simply already have what they need.
“To lower the cost a bit is one reason, but not necessarily the most important one… The reason why Apple does not include those two accessories is also because a lot of existing iPhone users already have many of them over the past few years,” according to a source with knowledge of Apple’s thinking.
We’re still not sure about that, but we wouldn’t rule it out. Apple will no doubt point to the amount of e-waste it will be preventing and who knows, we might get another mention of “courage” like we did when it announced the removal of the iPhone 7’s headphone jack.
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