iPhone 11, XR, and SE No Longer Come With EarPods and Power Adapter But USB-C to Lightning Cable Included

Apple's new iPhone 12 models don't come with EarPods or a power adapter in the box in order to save on packaging materials to reduce environmental impact, and following today's event, Apple has removed the power adapter and EarPods from the box for all other ‌iPhone‌ models as well.

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As was rumored this morning, the ‌iPhone‌ 11, XR, and SE will no longer be shipped with power adapters or EarPods, much like the ‌iPhone‌ 12 models. This will allow Apple to use new, slimmer packaging.

All of the ‌iPhone‌ models will, however, come with a USB-C to Lightning cable, an upgrade from the standard USB-A to Lightning cable that used to be included.

Despite rumors that Apple would introduce a Lightning cable with a braided design, that did not happen, and iPhones new and old ship with a standard Apple-designed rubber USB-C to Lightning cable.

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Top Rated Comments

eneisch Avatar
47 months ago
This was a little weird to me. They get rid of the USB A cable, but most iPhone users have more USB A iPhone charging cubes then have USB C charging cubes.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IsaacM Avatar
47 months ago
Let me get this straight:

- they removed USB A charger because "customers already own it" and they wanna save the planet
- then they proceed to ship the phone with a USB C cable.


???
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacFan782040 Avatar
47 months ago
Apple: "We care about the environment and the billions of cables and chargers out there."

Also Apple: "Everything is USB-C now so you're gonna have to replace that cable and charger you already have."
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
47 months ago
They should've included a USB-C to A Dongle with all models.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andres Cantu Avatar
47 months ago
Great, now we’ll have to order those separately at our work. Thanks Apple, passing the costs to businesses.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BootsWalking Avatar
47 months ago
"..in order to save on packaging materials to reduce environmental impact"

Another way to reduce the environmental impact is to stop millions of previous-generations iPhones from being thrown into a land fill every year from Apple needing to feed their voracious corporate income monster with new phone models every 12 months.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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