It seems surprising at first: The iPhone 12 should be delivered without the enclosed earpods and a charging plug. Only the USB cable remains. Apple is starting a small revolution with this – and there are four good reasons for this.
How many iPhone plugs and USB charging cables do you have lying around at home? Probably more than just one. That’s why savvy users are already starting to sell the new plugs, earpods, and charging cables in the original packaging on platforms like Momox or Rebuy.
Analyst Predicts: iPhone 12 Will Only Come With A Charging Cable
Nevertheless, there are, of course, always users who are new to the Apple universe. These new users, in particular, are happy when they receive the starter set when they buy the new device. It also doesn’t hurt to have each component twice – for business trips or your partner.
That’s why it seems incredible what Apple is planning now. According to the well-informed Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo, the new iPhone 12, which will probably be presented in autumn 2020, will only be delivered with a USB charging cable. The previously included plug and the earpods should probably disappear. If you are still interested in these gadgets, you have to buy them from Apple.
4 Reasons Why Apple Will No Longer Use Charging Plugs And Earpods
But why is Apple slimming down the scope of delivery for its iPhones? The price will probably remain at a similar level after all. There are numerous reasons for this. We want to present four of these arguments to you today.
The Profit Margin
The new iPhone 12 is expected to support 5G technology for the first time. We have already discussed elsewhere how sensible this is. However, the fact is that the components required for this will significantly increase production costs.
So if Apple wants to increase its profit margin, it’s understandable that earpods and charging plugs are no longer included in the scope of delivery. After all, the company from Cupertino, California, can generate additional income in this way.
The Shipping Costs
Without earpods and charging plugs, Apple can also reduce shipping and delivery costs. After all, significantly fewer components have to be imported from China and other countries. This saves money and streamlines processes at the same time.
Sustainability has become a central aspect of many companies in the last few months and years. Of course, this also and especially applies to Apple as a leading technology group.
So if the iPhone 12 can do without additional gadgets, Apple will significantly reduce the CO2 footprint of its smartphones. There is also less packaging and electronic waste from new plugs and discarded headphones. So if Apple decides to take this step, this point should be the focus of external communication.
Prepare For The Future
The last argument for the upcoming iPhone 12 will affect all future iPhone generations. In concrete terms, the point is that sooner or later, Apple will want to do without connections on its devices. So if charging plugs and earpads are already missing, the first customers are already being made aware that the future of devices is wireless.
After all, with the Airpods and wireless charging support, there is already the option of doing without cables. And that’s not a prediction, and it’s a firm goal on Apple’s part.