Why Apple is actually removing the EarPods and charger from iPhone boxes

by birtanpublished on November 26, 2020

hey what's up guys Sam here just sitting back from all the hot takes I've seen on this recently dude everybody's got an opinion now what's this is a new iPhone this year the iPhone 12 it's not gonna ship with headphones but more than that it's also not gonna ship with a charger it's gonna with a cable but not the little power brick but a big part that everybody's missing is that yes it's not coming to the iPhone 12 but Apple's not just doing it on the new iPhone the new iPhone se that came out that currently includes a charger that's going away too so by the end of this year every single

IPhone that Apple sells I assume whether refurbished or new or anywhere in between it's not gonna have a charger or headphones in the box so why would Apple do this why in the world would they break our hearts like this again is is another replay of the headphone jack cuz that's what I feel I've heard people talk about two reasons I haven't heard the third reason that I think is you know the more long-term one so let's start with the first two that broadly I do agree with one Apple is doing this to save money I think that is the main

Reason in the next year they are doing this because if they don't have to give you one for free they don't have to make as many if you're gonna try to convince me that it cost up a lot to make these I think we're gonna disagree there because it doesn't Apple can make these for a dime it does and that's why you've gotten one for free for so long so the charger and the headphones people a lot of them have some already got some laying around at home at work maybe even have a wireless charging pad remember that I said that maybe you have a wireless charging mat so from Apple's

Perspective they can take you out of the box and while some people are gonna be upset myself included they're not gonna Alvin ate the whole fan base overnight because so many people already have a different charging solution they can just use with their new phone this year even if it isn't the fastest or the coolest second thing you've probably heard or thought of is what I was doing this for the environment because I mean more than any other company that that nasty Samsung that's scary one plus the the terrifying Google no no they don't care about the environment like Apple

Does before I say this next thing I wanna make it very clear where I stand on the environment humans are accelerating climate change significantly so we got to change something whether it's electric vehicles renewable energy whatever it might be so we got to take care of the environment and I'm super happy that Apple is doing a good job I want to make it clear though if it ever comes to Apple making a profit or Apple caring for the environment you don't become a trillion dollar company by giving everybody a hug every

Day all right Apple is gonna choose profit over the environment every single time I know they don't want you to think that I know that might be hard to hear but their corporate American company so you're those two arguments and I'm like yeah it's probably the money thing like short term apples probably saying we could save so much money and you know a bunch of the parts for the iPhone are increasing in cost whether it's new 120 Hertz display on the pros the more premium housing that I actually went hands-on with the other day which is

Really cool the better camera systems and of course 5g because the modems are brand new they're pretty expensive so there you go this way Apple is doing it they are gonna save money because they can make the box small or pack more iPhones onto a pallet and they don't have to include this stuff and it's better for the environment so we solve the problem right yeah for this year but I don't think Apple as a company is ever gonna make a decision just for the next year or even the next two years when Apple makes a decision whether it's removing the headphone jack or even

Removing the CD ROM on Macs back in the day they're not doing it because they want that immediate result they know people are gonna be outraged they know we're gonna be super upset and they know people like me are gonna be making videos about it already given them a bad rap before anything happens but to me that's still more short-term so what's long-term for Apple well we know they're working on some crazy stuff like augmented reality glasses and a our VR headset in a car yeah I know but those are very abstract right now we don't know that many details

We don't even know if they ultimately will make it into production so I think the crux of this is actually what happens when you look at what they're doing next year with the iPhone and take a look at what Apple's been doing broadly over the past few years and you're gonna have a whoa I haven't even seen this the whole time moment when I will remove the headphone jack in 2016 with the iPhone 7 what did everybody say oh my gosh I can't use my headphones with my phone this is just horrible you know but in the Box Apple still gave you headphones that had

A lightning cord so you still got your free headphones that need was remedied and if you wanted this for some reason use your old headphones I don't know why you would but we're gonna give you an adopter in the box and they said just in case you might be interested in this we do have a new product and we're really happy with this it's a little something called air pots they're essentially the free air pods you usually get in the box but they do cost $160 and they're way cooler like dude there's no wires at all and it's magic it works over bluetooth well fast

Forward a couple years down the road and they remove the adapter so we're still getting the free headphones but you've probably started to look around and say huh everybody has these like wireless earbuds whether they're air pods or something else everything's like bluetooth now that's weird yeah I mean I guess the nights when Jack was annoying but honestly air pods are really good and I think that's ultimately a better experience than the free stuff I usually got so you're happy but you have to remember you did spend more money than he initially wanted to

Because you did buy those wireless earbuds whether it was cheap ones from Amazon or air pods or Google pixel buds I don't know all the options out there alright so now we're in 2020 so if Apple is removing the ear pods and the charger from the box what's coming in the next set of years because in 2016 they removed the headphone jack a lot of people got interested in wireless audio arguably became a better experience but we still spent a little bit more money what about this next part because I do believe the economics do tie directly in here

Another thing it ties into is Apple's obsession with no wires and everything being clean and crisp I mean on the Apple watch there's no port on air pods there's no wires and we've heard from reliable sources that in 2021 at least one of the iPhones is it gonna have a port at all so here's what I think Apple is doing I think they're preparing us for the next big move I think they're gonna remove the ports entirely an Apple Johnny I've when he was still active at the company talked about this being the goal did they want just this slab of glass in your hand

Imagine the iPhone 12 I mean it really is this slab of glass when you pick it up but imagine it with like no ports on it at all I think it would look really nice but you have to say well how am I gonna charge this thing remember air power this was Apple's wireless charging map that never came to be they announced it alongside the iPhone 10 in 2017 and they canceled it in 2019 yeah they cancelled a product when is the last time you heard a company do that especially Apple they weren't able to figure it out then but more recently

And they still have the registered trademark on their site sources have been saying that Apple is back hard at work on the project that there was evidence in an early build of Iowa's 14 they've got a small one and a bigger one for multiple devices that development is still continuing so knowing that let's look at what is happening this year so Apple's removing the charger and the headphones so air pods have been never more popular before and wireless chargers are on the rise and as soon as this year Apple is releasing a new wireless charging system

They're gonna say this is the best way to charge your phone it's superfast it looks great and it's better integrated with your iPhone than anything else guys just like with headphones you can buy headphones from anywhere or you can buy air pods with some magical features you know they pause when you take them out of your ears automatically they sync really nicely you've got settings on your iPhone it's all native well the charger you can just plug in any charger and even the best Apple charger doesn't do anything different you plug it in it charges your phone fast but if you made

This accessory this wireless charging mat and you could set your phone on there maybe you can interact with it somehow maybe you can customize some stuff about it and maybe it's a better experience than any other charger you've ever had but way bigger picture than that maybe you don't miss your wired charger maybe you don't miss it at all and maybe you like wireless charging better which is gonna get you prepared for the 2021 iPhone because I think that's ultimately what Apple's done they remove a feature they take a big leap one direction and they get you ready for

What they're gonna sell you next now I want to be clear here I'm not saying that I was only doing this for the money and nothing else because I don't believe that Apple is fully soulless and they're only here to take our money and you know the products are just a side to the money I do think it Apple they they think about these things and they think well these are like bonuses like we can sell additional peripherals around the central concepts and the central concept they've been ruminating is no wires you saw that with air pots that was the first big one to create the best

Possible alternative for a free thing we had in the box now up was working on the best possible alternative for the charger free thing in the box and you can see where I'm going here and this is something I haven't seen people mention it's just been Oh for the environment or for money but long-term this aligns with Apple strategy of creating more and more products that don't have any wires at all this is something Apple has been doing forever and they're gonna keep doing it whether or not it hurts in the short term they've got their vision set

On the long term here and I think that removing this stuff out of the box this year yes it saves and money it also plays into what they're doing over the next 10 years I think the big question is they did it in the past by leaving that cheap free alternative around for a while in fact when you buy an iPhone the date you still get the headphones even though air pods are super popular well removing the charger from the box accelerate that transition to wireless charging as fast as Apple once I'm not sure it could maybe it fails so what do you think about this down below do you

Think that this is why I was doing it do you think there's another reason we haven't even explored do you think these rumors are all BS and Apple is going to give us a charge like they have every single year let me know down below love you guys thanks for watching hope you enjoyed this it's fun to sort of break down at a very low level we use iPhones everyday why are we really you know what what makes us use them what attracts us to the ecosystem alright that's all for now trouble like you enjoyed it hit subscribe for more and I'll see you all in my next video

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