Prediction came true. Apple will not include a charger in the iPhone 12 box. not surprising. But unacceptable nonetheless. Nearly every freaking device comes with a charger. If your louis vuittan phone is to be used, it is to be charged as well.— jack Swagger (@jackf723) June 28, 2020
Apparently, purchases of the upcoming iPhone 12 won't come with the power adapter, following previous reports that Apple won't include earphones in the smartphone box.
Rather than include the charger in the box of the iPhone 12, Apple will release a new 20W power adapter as a separate accessory, MacRumors reported , citing a research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Reportedly, the 20W power adapter will feature fast charging through USB-C power delivery and will look similar to the current 18W power adapter, which, according to Kuo, will end production within the year along with the 5W power adapter.
Both the charger and the EarPods were staple inclusions with every purchase of an iPhone, but with their rumored removal from the box of the iPhone 12, the device can only come with the Lightning to the USB-C cable as its only included accessory.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will launch 3rd generation AirPods with similar design to AirPods Pro in early 2021. Kuo also reiterated that the upcoming iPhone 12 models will not ship with EarPods in the box. pic.twitter.com/BE2xyuDf6C— Apple Hub (@theapplehub) June 22, 2020
With the inclusion of 5 G support, Kuo expects increased production costs for the iPhone 12, but removing the power adapter and EarPods from the box will allow Apple to sell the smartphone at prices comparable to the iPhone 11 lineup.
Since 2001, the EarPods have been included with every iPod and iPhone purchase, but Apple has moved away from wired audio accessories starting with the removal of the headphone jack and the AirPods launch in 2016. If the reports are true, Apple appears to go all-in on wireless audio, starting with the iPhone 12.
Apple is expected to launch four iPhone 12 models with screen sizes ranging from 5.4 "to 6.7" inches. It is also rumored that the device features an upgraded A-series processor, likely to be called the A14 Bionic chip, and a design that could bring back elements from the iPhone 4.