So there’s that
Apple has finally announced their latest lineup of iPhone products, including the highly awaited iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max.
With this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWD) deemed as a ‘Black Mirror‘ episode with its pre-recorded events and awkward silent announcements, there’s one new addition to the new iPhones that make it all the more dystopian.
If you thought that Apple removing the headphone jack back in 2016 was crazy, you’ll go wild with the iPhone’s latest box removals: no adapter and wired headphones.
Yep, you read that right. Even though the 2020 offerings come with impressive features such as an OLED screen and 5G connection, the most basic hardware will no longer come with the unit itself.
Instead, iPhone plans to simply include a USB-C to Lightning cable. However, the iPhone 12’s USB-C cable likely won’t be compatible with existing power adaptors on the market, so you’ll have to purchase their latest adaptor or share one with your Apple Macbook (if you have one).
What’s that frown forming on your face? It’s just a measly extra $20, or PHP 1,000.
— Tim Pollard (@TimPollardCars) October 14, 2020
The move was apparently to add ‘up to 70 percent more products on a shipping pallet’ and lessen the company’s carbon emissions. So if you don’t like it as a consumer, you probably hate the environment… or something.
TBH, even for someone who’s proudly lost in the Apple maze, it all feels too weird and opportunistic – even for a tech giant like Apple. It kind of makes you miss the good ‘ol days when your wallet wasn’t getting milked for all its worth. I must be getting old.