As happened with the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE Apple has decided stop including chargers and headphones in the boxes of the new iPhone 12. The decision comes within the framework of the company’s goal of reducing the impact on the environment.

Commitment to the environment

Apple is a carbon neutral company in all operations globally and by 2030 it expects to have achieved zero climate impact. This milestone wants to include all supply chains and lifecycles for all products. With this commitment the company wants to ensure that all devices are 100% carbon neutral, from the extraction of the materials, the manufacture of the components, assembly, transport, use by the customer and loading, up to recycling and recovery of materials.

In this context, the new iPhone 12 have been designed with the environment in mind from a good start. For the first time in the history of the iPhone Apple to use 100% recycled rare earths in all magnets, including the new camera, the Taptic Engine and MagSafe, as well as Apple accessories with this type of connection.

At the same time, Apple has stopped including power adapters as well as headphones from the iPhone cases. As the company explains, in addition to the substantial reduction in resources invested in the manufacture of these components, the size of the box will be considerably reduced. With this smaller size They will be able to ship 70% more boxes on a single pallet, a substantial improvement from an optimization point of view.

Among all Apple intends avoid two million metric tons of carbon dioxide that would otherwise end up in the atmosphere. In the presentation, Apple states that this is equivalent to taking 450,000 cars off the road each year.

The new charging cables will be USB-C to Lightning, so we can reuse the chargers of our iPhone 11, our Macs or use the cables directly in our iPad Pro (from 2018) or our iPad Air (2020) .