Apple, as you know, no longer equips its smartphones with power adapters and wired headphones, and the changes affected not only the new iPhone 12, but also older models that remain on sale (iPhone Xr, iPhone 11 and iPhone SE 2020). Many expectedly took this news negatively. It seems that the company was ready for such a reaction, and in order to “smooth the corners” they reduced the cost of the corresponding accessories.
So, EarPods with Lightning connector in the American online store Apple now cost $ 19. That is, they became $ 10 cheaper. The new 20W USB-C power adapter is priced at $ 19. The discount is still the same $ 10 over the price of the old 18W USB Type-A adapter.
Earlier, Apple removed the power adapter from the standard package of the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE (as well as Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple Watch Nike of new lots), leaving only the cable. An exception was made only for the more expensive Watch Edition and Watch Hermès watches.
In announcing its decision to remove the charging adapter and earbuds from all smartphones, Apple said it would cut carbon emissions by 2 million metric tons per year (like removing 450,000 cars from the road, according to Apple).
Source: The Verge