Apple will not include earphones or charger in iPhone 12 box
This is going to anger a lot of people...
With the imminent arrival of Apple's iPhone 12, reports have suggested that Apple will not be including earphones or a charger in the box. This is due to Apple aiming to slim down the overall packaging its phones come in.
The reliable source, Kuo previously said that Apple will no longer include wired earphones with the upcoming iPhone 12, and today reports that he also expects the power adapter to now be sold separately too. This is going to anger a lot of people, especially Apple newcomers.
Kuo says that Apple wants to sell the iPhone 12 at a similar price to the iPhone 11 and removing in-box accessories will equal out the cost of the 5G networking components. This will presumably reduce the size of the iPhone packaging which will lower their shipping costs and make them more environmentally friendly.
It is unknown as to whether Apple will still include the charging wire but the Apple watch as we know it still comes with the wire but no power brick so it's likely we will see a similar trend with the upcoming iPhone.
Apple's thinking will be that so many of its existing customers will have plenty of chargers and earphones lying around already but to charge us £50 more for stuff we already have in the box for the current iPhone range seems barmy.
Let's just pray this doesn't happen!