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Apple Won't Include EarPods or Charger With iPhone 12, Says Kuo

Apple Won't Include EarPods or Charger With iPhone 12, Says Kuo

Posted June 28, 2020 at 5:11pm by iClarified
Apple will not include EarPods or a charger in the box with the its new iPhone 12 smartphones, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Corroborating a leak from last week, Kuo says Apple will release a new 20W power adapter for iPhone and discontinue its existing 5W and 18W power adapters. It's unclear how much this 20W power adapter will cost.

Production of Apple's next generation iPhones is said to cost significantly more due to 5G support. The company is reportedly looking to cut costs and keep iPhone prices the same by not including EarPods or a power adapter in the box.

Will you be upset if Apple stops including these accessories with the purchase of an iPhone? Let us know in the comments!

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Akshay - June 29, 2020 at 5:32pm
Ok, no problem. Ditch the Ear Pods and the 5W Charger. Just include the AirPods with 20W or the existing 30W charger and increase the price of the entire bundle by a bit (but do not bite a hole in my pocket), I shall be ok with it.
kricul - June 29, 2020 at 5:09pm
No charger.. Haha. Doesn't surprise me since Tim took over
LeoNyx86 - June 29, 2020 at 3:32pm
The expense of the phone makes the two year cycle less attractive. Maybe I will wait until the third year. Tim himself told us they built the XS to last and that we should not have to replace our phones that frequently. My pc is breaking down so perhaps I will invest in that. Damn 22 ax socket will not secure the cable. Every piece of PSU Corsair AX860i is probably excellent but a faulty socket will ruin it. I tried replacing the cable. But it’s only reliable for between 20 minutes or 20 days but it’s hard to work with the uncertainty and gaming increases the unreliability.
sonivEX - June 29, 2020 at 2:33pm
You are lucky you are getting a phone I'm the box.
venom88 - June 29, 2020 at 1:33pm
They are going crazy every time a bit more I’m always been an Apple fan and always use Apple products but if they are going to be doing this things every time 😔
reza.ghavamizadeh - June 29, 2020 at 5:10am
Ditching the earpod is not really horrific since we all have something to replace it with, if not better than the original in the box. but the charger base is something that keeps the battery healthy longer and apple is kind of serious on these types of situations. also, it may be hazardous and can follow some claims by the customer.
JuergenWest - June 29, 2020 at 1:32am
As long as it comes with a sync cable. But honestly not including a charger is a bit strange especially if the phone requires an all new previously unreleased power supply unit.
tobybartlett - June 28, 2020 at 8:05pm
All statements below are based on the idea that this is true. This idea is pure insanity. The scariest thing is that I could see Apple having the “courage” to do this. I don’t understand what magic of marketing terms would be used to justify this... I’m kind of curious to find out. It’s like when opening the iPhone box and a hand reaches out (horror movie style) and punches you in the face. OR, when you open the box and there’s a Willy Wonka-style golden ticket... to switch to a Google Pixel for free. I will not support this unbelievable level of greed, if this is the case. Is a $1 trillion valuation not enough? LVMH (who owns many luxury companies like Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Tag Heuer, Moët
tobybartlett - June 28, 2020 at 8:07pm
Christian Dior and Fendi—to name a few, should acquire Apple (or vice versa) as they can admit their products are luxury products and not just electronics. What I’m really most upset about is that Tim Cook could not give a damn about innovation or creativity in the artistic sense. He is 100% about profits, just like 99.999999999% of other CEOs. Steve Jobs was genuinely a creative person, who cared about the end users experience to the point of obsession. Steve would be screaming if he heard this plan being discussed. Since he’s gone, all he can do is roll over in his grave over what Tim has done to his creation, Apple.
hamood_d10 - June 28, 2020 at 7:40pm
I will ditch iPhone soon this is beyond shameful
han_sung - June 28, 2020 at 5:56pm
In Europe Apple has to put the EarPods in the box because all the mobile phones have to be sold with hands-free kit.
buffolus - June 28, 2020 at 5:39pm
That’s a bad idea apple
zetaprime - June 28, 2020 at 5:21pm
That’s going too far. All phones should at least come with a charger.
treyyy91 - June 28, 2020 at 5:28pm
Right like come on now
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