What you need to know
- Apple may be dropping the wall charger from the iPhone 12 box.
- The company may also drop the charger from the iPhone SE and other phones.
- EarPods will also be pulled from the box, with only a USB-C to Lightning cable remaining.
It's less than an hour before Apple's "Hi, Speed" event, and the leaks keep on coming. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has tweeted out saying that not only will Apple remove the charger from the box of its new iPhone 12 lineup, but that it will go back and begin to do the same for the iPhone SE and any iPhone that it will continue to sell after today's event.
Gurman says that the box for the iPhone SE, because of the removal of the power adapter, will shrink "considerably." He also believes that Apple will switch from including a USB-A to Lightning cable to a USB-C to lightning cable. The EarPods will also be removed from the box.
Look for the iPhone SE box to shrink considerably. Also for the USB-A to Lightning cable to become a USB-C to Lightning cable. Headphones out too.Look for the iPhone SE box to shrink considerably. Also for the USB-A to Lightning cable to become a USB-C to Lightning cable. Headphones out too.— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) October 13, 2020October 13, 2020
Apple originally announced that it was removing the power adapter from the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE boxes at the company's "Time Flies" event back in September, and that has fueled rumors that Apple would do the same with the iPhone. With Gurman's tweet, that eventuality seems all too likely.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.