What you need to know
- Apple has announced the iPhone will no longer include a power adapter in the box.
- The company is also removing EarPods from the box as well.
- Each iPhone will now come with a USB-C to Lightning cable.
Today, Apple officially announced the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and HomePod mini. In addition to all of the things Apple is adding to its new lineup of iPhones, it also announced that it would be removing a couple of things as well.
During the iPhone 12 announcement Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, took to the top of the roof at Apple Park to announce that the company is removing the power adapter and EarPods from the iPhone packaging.
Jackson says that the impact of this change will equate to 450,000 cars being removed from the road each year.
Apple has already removed the power adapter from the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE boxes when they began selling back in September, so it was expected that the company would do the same for its iPhone lineup.
You can check out the full announcement about Apple's environmental efforts with the iPhone 12 in their press release below:
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.
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