Monday, December 06, 2021


Apple iPhone 12 series launched; drops headphones, power charger in box

TAS News Service

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

CALIFORNIA: Mobile manufacturing giant Apple on Tuesday announced the launch of four new phones, all equipped with 5G, which means that they can connect to the next-generation high-speed wireless network.

The new phones include the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max and a new, smaller, iPhone 12 mini.

Apple CEO Tim Cook called it “a huge moment for us”. The event marked the second Apple product event in weeks.

According to CNN, the iPhone 12 will bring a “new level of performance” for downloads and uploads and higher-quality video streaming.

While shipping the new iPhone 12, the box would not feature headphones or a charging brick in order to cut down on waste.

“More than 2 billion Apple power adapters are out in the world, and many customers already have wired headphones or AirPods,” vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson said.

“Removing these items also means a smaller, lighter iPhone box. We can fit up to 70% more items on a shipping pallet. Instead, iPhone users will have to buy EarPods and the USB power adapter separately,” Jackson said.

The newly phones come in five colours — black, white, blue, red and green. — Agencies

Liked this story? We’ll send you more. Subscribe to TAS newsletter and get stories delivered to your inbox. Click to get started.