Many modern smartphones are equipped only with cable and charger. Headphones are put in a box for some, sometimes you can also find covers. In the new iPhone 12, the kit will not have anything but a cable – is this possible?
So far, these are only rumors, but voiced by very authoritative sources: Barclays analysts, as well as the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (Ming-Chi Kuo). They claim that the iPhone 12 line will ship without a charger and headphones in the kit. By the way, Apple has always put headphones, starting with the very first iPhone.
Is it possible? If we are talking about headphones, then more than. First, Apple is actively promoting AirPods, which are sold in gigantic print runs, and the lack of headphones bundled with the new iPhone will push some users to buy AirPods. Secondly, sooner or later the smartphone market will come to the lack of connectors for charging as well, and Apple, as you know, sometimes implements certain concepts much earlier than the market. That is, in the absence of complete headphones, I can easily believe.
Charging is harder. On the one hand, it’s difficult for some to imagine a situation when you buy a new smartphone, and there is no unit in the kit to charge this very smartphone. However, there is a flip side to the issue, and it is more extensive.
The first point is saving. The lack of both memory and headphones will allow Apple to save money and at least keep prices at the same level. And this despite the fact that the cost of manufacturing a new generation of iPhone will clearly increase in connection with the introduction of 5G support. In addition, there are a lot of rumors on the Web that the younger iPhone 12s will almost sell for $ 550.
The second point is ecology. In fact, a few years ago, Xiaomi talked about the fact that it could cease to equip its smartphones with chargers, and in the EU there were even some bills on this subject. The fact is that about 2 billion mobile phones are sold annually in the world, which means that about 2 billion chargers fall into people's hands. As a result, many simply throw out new or old memories, because spare ones are not needed. Apple, as one of the market leaders, is contributing a lot to this process. And if you recall that her smartphones have been equipped with the same 5 W memory for many years, the rejection of the complete memory becomes more logical. In addition, Apple will once again be able to promote that it was the first in the world to take such a step, making its contribution to improving the environment.
Yes, for some users, such a set of a new smartphone will result in additional costs for charging, but after a year when buying a new iPhone, you don’t have to buy a new charge.
By the way, recently the photo of the new Apple charger for 20 watts hit the Network, and now it will be sold separately and come bundled with tablets.
In your opinion, is it right to refuse complete chargers?