INTRO: As rumored, Apple announced its decision to stop shipping EarPods and an influence adapter within the box, starting with the iPhone 12 lineup at the launch event last night. However, an equivalent rule will apply to its existing range of devices also.
Soon after the event, Apple updated its online store pages to point that each one of current iPhone models, including the iPhone 11, iPhone XR, and iPhone SE, will not ship with EarPods or an influence adapter within the box.
“As a part of our efforts to succeed in our environmental goals, iPhone 11 not includes an influence adapter or EarPods. Please use your existing Apple power adapter and headphones or buy these accessories separately,” reads the merchandise page.
Now that seems like you’ll use the facility adapter that came together with your old iPhone, right? Wrong! Apple is shipping a USB-C to Lightning cable within the box, while older iPhones came with a USB-A port power adapter. Hence, you can’t use your old USB-A power adapters with the cable that ships within the box of latest iPhones.
At the event, Apple’s VP for Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Lisa Jackson, had mentioned that “there are over two billion Apple power adapters call at the world” but what the corporate didn’t explicitly mention was those two billion power adapters were those with USB-A port and not the USB-C ones.
Long story short, you’d either got to purchase the 20W USB-C power brick that costs Rs. 1,900 or the Lightning to USB-A cable that starts at Rs. 1,800 and goes up to Rs. 3,500 to use together with your old USB-A power brick. You don’t need to worry if you’re a MacBook user since modern MacBooks ship with a USB-C power adapter.
While we appreciate that Apple is pushing the USB-C standard (at least on one end of the cable), there should are a choice to let users pick either the USB-C to Lightning cable or USB-A to Lightning cable within the box, a minimum of in my opinion. allow us to know your thoughts on this power adapter situation within the comments.