Apple has copped a roasting on social media after spruiking the new iPhone 12 earlier this morning, after stating it will be released without headphones or charger adapters due to environmental concerns.
The tech giant announced that there would be a new way to charge via a circular magnet in the back of the new models which will make for improved wireless charging, leading to speculation that they would be released without an accompanying charger.
The fears were soon realised on Wednesday morning, following a company statement that the goal was to reduce its carbon footprint.
Apple is now copping a roasting over the omissions from many on social media who see the environmental reasoning as an “excuse” to cut costs.
The tech giant reasoned its decision by saying customers around the world already have a combined total of 700 million headphones and that many customers have moved to wireless.
“We are removing these items from the iPhone box, which reduces carbon emissions and avoids the mining and use of precious materials,” a spokeswoman for the company said.
“Removing these also means a smaller, lighter iPhone box. We can fit up 70 per cent more products on a shipping pallet — reducing carbon emissions in our global logistics chain”.