Some Apple watches no longer come with USB power adapter

Lisa P. of Apple Jackson says that now creating USB adapters for the Apple Watch will help reduce the company’s carbon footprint.


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The disease of accumulating power adapters every time you acquire new technology? Apple is no longer going to send small blocks plugging USB cables into power outlets with some new Apple watches.

The company made the change as part of an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, announcing updates to an event, Lisa P., Apple’s vice president of environmental, policy and social initiatives. Jackson said. iPads and Apple Watches Tuesday.

“Sometimes, it’s not what we make, but don’t we matter that,” Jackson said. He said that Apple knows that its customers are accumulating USB adapters and that millions of people “consume resources and add to our carbon footprint.”

The change does not apply to some luxury cases and Apple watches sold with the band, with one model with a titanium case and the other with “handcrafted” leather watchbands designed by Hermes. Both products list the USB power adapter that comes with the device.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment as to why these high-end models come with adapters, or whether the decision not to ship adapters with non-luxury watches has to do with costs. A five-watt USB adapter costs $ 19 on Apple’s website.

On Tuesday’s program, Jackson also said that Apple is making products without harmful chemicals such as beryllium or mercury and using 100% recycled rare earth minerals in its devices.

Correction, 12 noon PT: The story has been updated to reflect that Apple will make fewer USB adapters that plug into power outlets.

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