Apple is now delivering iPhones without a charger or headphones.
Competitor Samsung gratefully accepts the submission.
Fans hoot and hold the Koreans responsible.
now reducing the scope of delivery for its iPhones.
the Californians for this via
But many users are now gossiping about
on the social network
* has caused a lot of ridicule on the web with its announcement that it will only deliver the new iPhone 12 * without a charger and EarPods *.
"Get ready for the fact that the
only be delivered as an empty box with an imprint," scoffed a user on
The Korean tech giant
now also blaspheming
With the company's own
smartphone, users would get everything they were looking for: “From the“ simplest charger to the best camera, battery, power, to memory and even a 120 Hz screen on a smartphone ”, it says in a Facebook post and there are it's a photo - from a Samsung Galaxy charger.
Apple: Samsung's Facebook post meets with huge echo
The Samsung fans laugh at the guerrilla mail from the Far East.
Thousands reactions, the post on
Shared 72,000 times.
There are also a good 21,000 comments.
“You should have taken the headphones with you to the photo,” demands a user.
“Strong competitive analysis,” writes another.
But even more Facebook fans remind the Koreans of a similar post four years ago.
At that time,
abolished the 3.5-millimeter headphone connection for the EarPods
and instead temporarily supplied an adapter for the Lightning port.
At that time, too, the marketing department at
Just a year later, the jack plug was also deleted from the Samsung Galaxy story and the corresponding Facebook post.
Orders for the # iPhone12 and # iPhone12Pro have started to ship, but don't expect them to arrive earlier than Apple's street date.
- AppleInsider (@appleinsider) October 18, 2020
Many Facebook users expect this to be the case again.
"I'll take a screenshot of this post for next year".
Others remind the Koreans of the Note 10. The company had already saved the headphone connection on the smartphone in 2019.
At the time, the company referred to space problems due to larger batteries.
Apple: Doing without a charger and headphones should help the environment
justifies the abandonment of headphones and charger on the
with environmental aspects.
The iPhone's power supply unit and headphones were “often unused”.
Instead, there is a USB-C to Lightning cable for quick charging “for everyone.
This means that the packaging can be made smaller and thus more iPhones can be delivered per pallet, and CO2 emissions can be reduced in this way.
The other iPhone variants such as the iPhone 11 or the iPhone SE are now also delivered without a charger or headphones.
Including the suppliers, one can reduce CO2 emissions worldwide by around two million tons annually, writes the group.
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