Apple stops shipping 5W power adapters, EarPods with any iPhone order

Effective immediately, Apple does not ship EarPods or a 5W power adapter with any of the iPhone models it sells, including the iPhone SE that launched in April 2020.

The company in its oct. 13 The main event announced a series of new environmental initiatives to achieve a 100% carbon neutral footprint by 2030. Part of that, Apple Vice President Lisa Jackson explained that it was removing EarPods and power adapters from iPhone models.

But that doesn’t just apply to the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional Lineups. On the App’s website, the company indicates that it will not include headphones or charging bricks with the iPhone SE, iPhone 11 or iPhone XR.

“As part of our efforts to meet our environmental goals, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini do not include a power adapter or EarPods. Use your current Apple power adapter and headphones, or purchase these accessories separately, ”Apple writes on its website.

In addition to the missing accessories, Apple also includes its new USB-C to Lightning cable in the box to allow for better compatibility with USB-C charging hardware.

Per Apple, it appears that any new iPhone order placed at Apple on the Oct. 13 site will not include the ubiquitous accessories. Of course, the power adapter and headphones are likely to still be available with iPhones sold by third parties, and it could take some time for the change to hit retail stores and carriers.

Apple customers will be able to use their existing charging hardware to power their devices, as well as third-party accessories. It’s also worth noting that every Apple iPhone available from the company’s sports wireless charging store.

Along with the accessory changes, Apple is now also offering a standalone 20W USB-C charging adapter for $ 19. First introduced with the iPad Air, the new adapter offers better charging speeds than the previous 18W USB-C brick, but is cheaper.