New Apple TV No Longer Includes Charging Cable for Siri Remote in Box

The new Apple TV 4K introduced today ships without a charging cable for the Siri Remote, forcing customers who need one to purchase one separately. Previous models of the Apple TV included a Lightning cable in the box for charging the remote.

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The new version of the Siri Remote announced today is equipped with a USB-C port for charging instead of Lightning, but there is no USB-C cable included in the box with the new Apple TV 4K. Apple also no longer includes a charging cable with the Siri Remote when purchased separately for $59 through its online store.

Apple today began selling a one-meter USB-C cable with a woven design for $19.

Apple stopped including a charger with the iPhone 12 and newer and touted the environmental benefits of the decision. However, iPhones still ship with a Lightning to USB-C cable so that the device can at least be charged with a Mac or other device, whereas the Siri Remote now ships without any included charging accessory.

The new Apple TV 4K is available to order beginning today and launches Friday, November 4 in the U.S. and more than 30 other countries. Key new features include the A15 Bionic chip, HDR10+ support, a lower $129 starting price, up to 128GB of storage, a thinner and lighter design without a fan, and the updated Siri Remote.

Update: Apple is still including the cable in Brazil, a country that fined the company for no longer including a charger with iPhones.

(Thanks, Dan Bratt!)

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corksta Avatar
8 months ago
I’ve seen a lot of courage today.
Score: 89 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Digital Skunk Avatar
8 months ago
Greedy. Stingy.
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Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
8 months ago
"for the environment" :cool:
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Beautiful Opinion Avatar
8 months ago

No biggie, not like your going to be charging this thing often.
This is the kind of attitude I’m sick of on this site. Making stupid excuses for bad behaviour in the most thoughtless way.
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Jimmy_Banks Avatar
8 months ago
The greed is getting to unprecedented levels.

Time for a new CEO who values his customers investment in Apple's ecosystem, instead of taking it for granted.
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joshwithachance Avatar
8 months ago
I can understand no AC adapters, but not even the cable REQUIRED to charge the thing...?
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