Technology giant Apple released the long-awaited iPhone 12 and other products on Tuesday night. However, certain decisions made by the company made users angry.
One of the main decisions that caused anger among iPhone users was the decision to sell the charger and EarPods together with the new phone, which will be launched on the market soon.
According to technology website BGR, the company has removed the charger and EarPods to reduce the environmental costs associated with the product.
In addition, the publication also reported that by deleting these two items, Apple reduced the size of the iPhone box, thereby saving transportation costs.
“Apple is also removing the power adapter and EarPods from iPhone packaging, further reducing carbon emissions and avoiding the mining and use of precious materials, which enables smaller and lighter packaging, and allows for 70% more boxes to be shipped on a pallet,” said the company in a press release.
However, this decision is what many people are looking forward to.
“We’re always looking at ways to minimize the e-waste from our products. It’s a continuous effort and an important one. We’re fortunate that people buy a lot of Apple products, so we know that the decisions we make in this regard are going to have an enormous impact. It’s our responsibility to minimize packaging and minimize what’s in the packaging if it’s not something the customer needs,” Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Greg Joswiak had told GQ last month.
According to Techradar, the company believes that users will no longer need new chargers because “thousands of chargers have been eliminated.”