Samsung Mocks Apple for Ditching Power Adapters With iPhone 12 Lineup

Samsung on its social channels is mocking Apple for removing the power adapter from the iPhone 12 lineup and other iPhone models, pointing out the fact that the Samsung Galaxy smartphones continue to ship with a power adapter.

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"Included with your Galaxy," reads a Samsung Facebook post that features a picture of a power adapter.

Apple notably is no longer providing power adapters or EarPods with ‌iPhone‌ purchases, a change applicable to the new iPhone 12 models and new purchases of iPhone 11, iPhone SE, and iPhone XR models. Apple says that the change will let it cut down on carbon emissions both through the elimination of the accessories and through the smaller box size iPhones now use.

Apple at Tuesday's event said the shift was made for environmental reasons, but there has been speculation that Apple may have removed the accessories to cut costs due to the expense of the 5G modems used in the new ‌iPhone‌ lineup. Apple's iPhones ship with just a USB-C to Lightning cable, and power adapters and headphones must be purchased separately.

Though Samsung is touting the USB-C power adapter that comes with current Galaxy models, rumors have suggested that Samsung too plans to stop including chargers in the boxes of some of its smartphones starting in 2021. Samsung is allegedly planning to nix power adapters because chargers "have become widespread" and doing so will cut production costs.

It's not clear if this will happen, and Samsung may opt to keep offering power adapters to differentiate its smartphones from Apple's iPhones. Samsung did, however, make fun of Apple for removing the headphone jack from the ‌iPhone‌ 7 in 2016 before copying the decision and releasing the 2018 Galaxy A8 without a headphone jack.

Samsung has a long history of mocking Apple's design and product decisions, oftentimes prior to adopting some of the same changes. Samsung this year is targeting the ‌iPhone 12‌, which competes with its Galaxy Note20 5G and Galaxy S20 5G lineup. In addition to the rib about the power adapter, Samsung has also shared a tweet that mocks Apple for being late to introduce 5G.


Apple's first ‌iPhone 12‌ models will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, with the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro launching first. The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for pre-order on November 6.

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Top Rated Comments

edk99 Avatar
12 months ago
Until next year when they ditch it too.
Score: 278 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Larabee119 Avatar
12 months ago
still waiting for the day Samsung follows :) I still remember the headphone jack
Score: 101 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
12 months ago
Can’t stand them, they always mock apple then end up copying them, and there phones have 120hz with limitations so no Samsung nice try
Score: 72 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SevrinDantus Avatar
12 months ago
We know, we know samsung....
You did the same thing with the iphone not user replaceble battery, with no headphone jack....and now with the charger...but after a time, you will come along and take the same idea and apply to your own products as well
Samsung the biggest "hypocrite" company
Score: 71 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiseAJ Avatar
12 months ago
This tweet will age well

EDIT: Also best performance on a smartphone? They can't even match the performance of the A13 from last year let alone this new A14 chip.
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Oblivious.Robot Avatar
12 months ago
Chances are they'd copy and do the same thing a year or two later.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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