iPhone 12, in addition to the EarPods in the package, will the charger also be missing?

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In addition to the EarPods earphones, the packaging of theiPhone 12 (here all the rumors) could also be without the wall charger. Already leaked in May by the Tf International Securities expert Ming-chi Kuo, the indiscretion would have been confirmed in recent days also by the analysts of Barclays. Second MacRumors, which came into possession of the British bank’s research note, would have revealed that the iPhone 12 models they may not be equipped with a power supply of any kind, leaving only one Usb-C to Lightning cable in the box. A novelty not a little, but in fact in line with the progressive impoverishment of the packs observed in recent years. Just think, for example, of what contained a box of the first ever iPhone, that of 2007: in addition to the phone, headphones and charger, you could find a table docking station, a designer cloth for cleaning and also two large stickers to bitten apple shape.

The reasons for the decision

As shown also by the ironies of social media, the news of the possible elimination of the charger has caused considerable discontent among users. Those who do not already use a compatible one, in fact, seem to be forced to buy it separately. The reason for Cupertino’s (alleged) decision, after all, would be precisely this: reduce the price of the iPhone 12 as much as possible (bringing it closer to that of the iPhone 11) and strongly encourage the purchase of original accessories. Which would result in higher consumer spending. A solution to the problem could be represented by the placing on the market of two packs of iPhone 12 – one full price with integrated charger, the other cheaper without accessories – to meet every need, but this does not seem the way chosen by the company. To earn it would be at least the environment, as such a solution would decrease the number of discarded power supplies in circulation, destined to be classified as electronic waste (WEEE).

The other rumors

It will therefore be seen in the coming months whether the indiscretion is effectively reflected in reality. The iPhone 12 itself, on the other hand, remains largely undiscovered. Out by the end of the year, among its possible novelties are flat edges, ProMotion technology, an improved photographic sector and, speaking of power supplies, a battery that is larger than that of its predecessors. As for the prices, according to the tech analyst Jon Prosser the 5.4-inch model will cost $ 649, the 6.1-inch model 749. For the Pro version, always 6.1-inch, it should instead serve 999 dollars, while for the Pro Max 1,099. All figures to which, obviously, in many cases the cost of the charger must be added. Two are currently on sale on the official website: one from 18 watts to 35 euros, the other from 30 watts to 55. EarPods are 29 instead.

June 30, 2020 (change June 30, 2020 | 5:29 pm)

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