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, and cut back on the mining and use