Apple would remove the included power adapter and earbuds from the iPhone 12 device box, according to analyst Ming-chi Kuo. It would mean the phone would only have a single cable, which is most likely to be Apple’s proprietary lightning connection to USB. Apple will introduce a 20W charger with USB Power Delivery which will be sold separately, says Kuo.


Apple could remove the included power adapter and earbuds from the iPhone 12 device box to reduce costs and e-waste.

iPhone 12 device box : kill two birds with one stone?

Apple is also attempting to offset the iPhone 12 price that will increase when there is an upgrade in the selection to 5G. (You can find the iPhone 12 price and iPhone 12 Pro price information below.) The lesser packaging would be an addition and also minimize shipping and delivery expenses, considering that additional telephones can become a cargo in itself.  The company could reasonably be trying to by reducing the costs of components it ships out while at the same time being a bit more environment save money friendly through reducing e-waste.

Apple sells millions of iPhones each year, so it is reasonably expecting customers to already own charging adapters and headphones in numbers. For the ones who don’t have, Apple would earn extra revenue if they have to go back to Apple to purchase the same. However, on the contrary, it could be seen as a massive inconvenience by many customers, especially if they’ve worn out, lost or thrown away old headphones and power adapters.

iPhone 12 without a power adapter or earbuds

Apple now would provide EarPods with all iPhones, a 5W USB-A adapter with the iPhone 11 and iPhone SE, and an 18W USB-C adapter with the 11 Professional and 11 Professional Max. The earlier inclusion of an 18W charger arrived many years after grievances were filed about the gradual 5W adapter.

Apple is also building a new 20W rapidly charger that would add with the new iPad types. According to analyst Kuo, a 10.eight-inch iPad is coming in the next few months with an 8.5-inch iPad mini established for the 1st 50 percent. These iPads will have a 20W charger, which will be obtainable as an individual buy for Apple iPhone entrepreneurs.

The next iPhone can be launched in as little as three months if Apple sticks to its September launch plans.

Manufacturing woes in China 

To make things a little murkier, a Twitter user named Mr. White recently posted a picture of a 20W USB-C power adapter that will be allegedly transported with the iPhone 12. This not only contradicts the analyst views but also suggests that Apple could upgrade from the 5W charger currently supplied with iPhones to the 20W charger that ships with the iPad Pro. However, whatever is the case it is still unclear about the COVID-19 pandemic effects on upcoming iPhone plans of Apple.

According to some reports, the production is four to six weeks behind schedule because of the global lockdown restrictions. Another rumor states that Apple would produce four device versions this year, which include the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The screen sizes of these phones are predicted to be 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches, 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches respectively. The updated iPhone users across the world would be looking for the inclusion of 5G capability. If the upcoming iPhone models don’t have the advanced features, iPhone lovers can always have the new iPhone SE, which offers excellent performance at a fraction of the price of a ‘Pro’ model.

iPhone 12 will be priced at $649, iPhone 12 Max at 749, iPhone 12 Pro at $999 and iPhone 12 Pro Max at $1,099.