Apple’s website encourages customers to use their existing Apple power adapters and headphones or to purchase these accessories separately, and to help offset the cost, Apple has now revised the price of its earpods to the Lightning connector With $ 29 to $ 19. Apple’s new 20W power adapter for iPhones also retails for $ 19, which is less than the $ 29 for the now discontinued 18W power adapter that was included with the iPhone 11 lineup until now.
Apple avoided the environmental benefits of now including power adapters with earpods or iPhones, noting that the move reduces carbon emissions and avoids mining and use of rare-earth elements. The iPhone 12 models also ship in a thinner box, resulting in Apple’s claim that it can fit 70 percent more iPhone boxes on a single pallet after shipping.
Apple stated that many customers switched to wireless headphones such as AirPods, adding that there are more than two billion Apple power adapters in the world, meaning that many customers don’t need these accessories.
Last month, the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE were launched without a power adapter in the box, so it’s no surprise that iPhones followed suit. However, all iPad models are still bundled with power adapters in the box.