Apple may leave the charger completely unpacked for the upcoming iPhone 12. This is the opinion of the respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose report Macrumors has received.

Instead of shipping the charger with the phone, Apple will start selling a 20-watt charger as an accessory, the report says. At the same time, the company would stop manufacturing existing 5 and 18 watt chargers. There is already a picture leak from the new 20-watt charger, which confirms that it uses the usb-c connection familiar from Android phones.

As a result, the new iPhones appear to be in line with the European Parliament's decision that all phone chargers should be compatible with each other. Apple has traditionally followed its own paths relative to Android manufacturers. Apple is also vehemently protesting against the EU decision.

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The ultimate reason for removing the charger, according to Kuo, is Apple’s desire to keep the price of the iPhone 12 competitive with current models. Most obviously, the iPhone 12, which will be released in the fall, are 5g phones, and are believed to be significantly more expensive to manufacture than the iPhone 11. In addition to this, Apple could rely on an environmental argument when omitting the charger.

In addition to removing the charger, Apple is also likely to leave headphones out of the iPhone 12, Kuo speculated last month. This, too, is aimed at keeping the selling price reasonable, in addition to which the business would be able to increase sales of AirPods headphones.

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