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Apple’s new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro models will come without charger and headphones

As usual, Apple’s unveiling of its next wave of iPhones got a lot of attention. But some carping arose about a few things not included in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro smartphones box: earphones and a charging adapter.

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The iPhone 12 Pro (starting at $999) and iPhone 12 ($799), both available for preorder Friday (to ship out Oct. 23), will not come with wired EarPod headphones or the charging adapter (the little square), which links a device’s Lighting input and a USB power adapter. The same goes for the iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max models, which go up for preorder Nov. 6, and launch Nov. 13.

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Apple says it is removing those accessories to lessen iPhone packaging, reduce carbon emissions, and cut back on the mining and use

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New iPhone 12 ‘will not come with a charger or headphones’, Apple says

Apple has confirmed that its latest iPhone 12 will not come with a power adapter or headphones in the packet at a launch event streamed online today. 



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The new phone will not come with a charger (Apple)

The move is designed to help the environment, with Apple claiming it will remove two million metric tons of carbon emissions per year. 

Apple said in a press release that the move would result in “reducing carbon emissions and avoiding the mining and use of precious materials, which enables smaller and lighter packaging, and allows for 70 percent more boxes to be shipped on a pallet.”

The new phone will come in a much thinner box as a result, Apple revealed. 

The phone will still come with a USB-C to Lightning charging cable, but will no longer have the wall adaptor.

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New models won’t have power adapter, headphones

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As usual, Apple’s unveiling of its next wave of iPhones got a lot of attention. But some carping arose about a few things not included in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro smartphones box: earphones and a charging adapter.

The iPhone 12 Pro (starting at $999) and iPhone 12 ($799), both available for preorder Friday (to ship out Oct. 23), will not come with wired EarPod headphones or the charging adapter (the little square), which links a device’s Lighting input and a USB power adapter. The same goes for the iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max models, which go up for preorder Nov. 6, and launch Nov. 13.

Apple says it is removing those accessories to lessen iPhone packaging, reduce carbon emissions,

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IEA: Solar the ‘new king’ of power, will break records for decades to come

Solar's generation output could top 8,135TWh per year by 2040, the IEA has said. Image: Getty.

Solar’s generation output could top 8,135TWh per year by 2040, the IEA has said. Image: Getty.

Solar is the “new king” of electricity, the International Energy Agency has said, with the asset class set to deploy more new capacity then any other technology each year for the coming decades.

In its flagship World Energy Outlook report, published today, the IEA reflects on COVID’s impact on the energy economy before glancing forward to forecast the sector’s health and shape out to 2040.

Having already teased that solar would become the pre-eminent source of power in Europe in years to come, today the IEA has said solar PV, driven by continued cost reductions, will become the main driver of renewables growth, setting new records for deployment in each year from 2022 until 2040.

While this growth is more prominent in the IEA’s two more ambitious deployment scenarios, the Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS)

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Apple’s new iPhone is finally coming. Are you excited yet?

New iPhones will be revealed today, but do phone shoppers still have the same lovin’ feeling?



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Standing on line outside an Apple Store in Tokyo

For years, like clockwork, new iPhones have been released in the fall and consumers snapped them up quickly, before inventory inevitably ran out, and slow responders were forced to wait for weeks.

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Enthusiasts camped out in tents to snag bragging rights to be first with the new iPhone. Then Apple got better at inventory management, and convinced customers they didn’t have to wait on line, just order it ahead of time, and it would be awaiting you on release day. So we don’t see the masses outside Apple Stores like we used to.

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And with a pandemic and many Apple Stores closed to the public,

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Big Regulation Coming For Big Tech

Breaking up Big Tech is a 19th-century competition solution to a 21st-century competition problem. There is a better way.

What should regulators do about the power of the big technology companies? In America, the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel have just completed a 16 month investigation into Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook, finding that “Big Tech” has “monopoly power” in key business segments and have “abused” their dominance in the marketplace, in a full-throated condemnation of the giants. The panel complains that there is “significant evidence” to show that BigTech’s anticompetitive conduct has hindered innovation, reduced consumer choice and even weakened democracy. 


Breaking up big companies seems to me an already outdated industrial-age response in the post-industrial economy. Data is not the new oil.


So, what is to be done? I had the honour of chairing Professor Scott Galloway who is the author of “The Four”,

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From California to Canada, first Techstars Des Moines cohort is online

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Kerty Levy, Managing Director of Techstars Iowa, speaks at Dwolla in Des Moines on Oct. 22, 2019 to announce the new Techstars Iowa accelerator. (Photo: Olivia Sun/The Register)

A major business accelerator has begun in downtown Des Moines — kind of.

Techstars Iowa launched its first 13-week program on Tuesday morning. The accelerator selected 10 entrepreneurs who will tweak their products, meet with mentors and pitch to investors this fall.

When they announced the program last October, Techstars Iowa leaders expected the entrepreneurs to move to Des Moines and work out of a downtown office, connecting them with business leaders in the community. But with COVID-19 cases still high, the first program is mostly online.

Founders, investors and mentors will meet on Zoom, Slack and other digital platforms.

The Des Moines program is part of the broader Techstars community. Founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2006, Techstars says

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When does the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands pre-patch come out?

With the latest expansion to the World of Warcraft closing in on its October 28 release date, fans have been eagerly awaiting the patch for the main game’s client that will allow them to fully begin preparations for Shadowlands.





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The pre-patch period for the series is implemented to allow subscribers to jump back in, explore some of the changes or features that are implemented to the game. For the pre-patch for Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard introduced the Allied Races feature, where players could start a small quest chain that would allow them to unlock races allied to their faction, such as Dark Iron Dwarves for Alliance players and the Nightborne for Horde.

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Changes to game fundamentals for many classes are expected with the Shadowlands update, designed to bring back more of the unique identity that comes with each class. The Public Test Realm has

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Impact Kitchen Relaunches With New Tech Suite and Ordering App

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Toronto-based health food restaurant Impact Kitchen has reopened all four of its locations with the launch of its new and streamlined full tech suite and new customer loyalty app, Impact App. Known for their paleo, gluten free, keto, and vegan health food options, Impact Kitchen has grown a loyal community of Torontonians who keep coming back for the incredible service and quality ingredients.

The restaurants, which closed temporarily at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened in July with updated restaurant technology from leading restaurant technology provider Givex. The new technology includes digital menu screens, Point of Sale systems, kitchen sequence systems, and online ordering. These systems are designed to create a contactless restaurant experience with the ultimate goal of enhancing safety, improving the customer experience and fostering the Impact Kitchen community.

“We’re thrilled to be back open and serving our community with a place to safely

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When is iPhone 12 coming out? We now know for sure

Editors’ note: We were right! The iPhone 12 launch will take place on Oct. 13. Below is our original prediction and analysis. 



The iPhone 11 at last year's iPhone launch event. James Martin/CNET


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The iPhone 11 at last year’s iPhone launch event. James Martin/CNET

Although Apple held a September virtual event (here’s everything Apple announced), those expecting iPhones were disappointed — the event focused on the new Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE and iPads instead. The announcement date for the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Max and possible 12 Pro Max (or the iPhone 12 Mini?) remains up in the air. Note that Apple has not confirmed the names of the phones, but we’ll go with those for now. Our best guess, however, as to when Apple will announce the phones is either Oct. 13 or 14.

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Before we explain why, note that Apple has not released any

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