What you need to know
- It is rumored that the iPhone 12 won't have a charger or EarPods in the box.
- Another prominent leaker has added their weight to this rumor.
- L0vetodream says that the iPhone 12 will come in a "thinner", "exquisite" box.
Prominent Apple leaker l0vetodream has become the third source to claim that Apple's iPhone 12 will not feature a charger in the box.
In a tweet today, l0vetodream stated:
A new 20W charger leaked last week in both photos and a certification filing, however, it seems that this will be sold as a separate product by Apple, or is perhaps for a more powerful device like a new iPad.
Whilst l0vetodream's leaks are a little unorthodox in style, the account is rated on Apple Track as highly accurate. The account has previously accurately predicted several features of the iPhone SE, as well as many WWDC software announcements such as the 'Big Sur' name for macOS 11, a redesigned Home Screen with widgets, new Call UI, and more.
Whilst seemingly controversial, on closer inspection the case for not including a charger is actually extensive. As this latest leak notes, it would mean the iPhone 12 could be shipped in a much thinner box, which LTD says will feature an "exquisite" design.
Interestingly, this is the first leak to suggest that Apple's newer iPhone SE will also be getting the slimming treatment, suggesting that future shipments of the device may lack a charger just like the iPhone 12.
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**** off with this exquisite box, no one gives a **** about the box. What we care about is value for our dollar! If they don't want to include those items, that's fine, but the price should reflect this. How much does a charger and standard wired headphones cost? Whatever the price, minus say, 10% for the associated packaging costs incurred when buying these items separately, should be deducted from the total price of the phone. Exquisite box, GTFO!
This is one of the reasons why I consider escaping the walled garden every year - the inane support of whatever Apple does. "We don't need chargers in our iPhone boxes anymore." and "iPhone 12 to come in 'exquisite' thinner boxes..." Are you folks out of your ever-loving minds or just Apple sycophants? The world's most valuable capitalist, and we find reasons to support their decisions which only serve to INCREASE their cash horde? My whole family is in the stranglehold of blue message bubbles and FaceTime chats or I would be adios...
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