Apple Has Saved $6.5 Billion by Removing Charging Adapters and Earpods from iPhone Boxes: Reports
Last year, Apple released the iPhone 13 series without a charger. It wasn't the first iPhone series to be released without an adapter; the company had done so with the iPhone 12 series. Apple's iPhone lineup has been without a charging adapter for more than two years. The decision was made citing environmental concerns, which critics say was Apple's way of making more money.
According to a new Daily Mail report, Apple saved nearly £5 billion by removing the charging adapter and earphones from the iPhone's box. In Indian rupees, the figure is roughly Rs 4,99,20,57,97,300. To compensate for the additional cost of the 5G modem used in the newer iPhone models, the company may have removed the charging adapter and wired earphones from the box.
Furthermore, Apple may have profited from customers who purchased the charging adapter or wired earphones separately from the brand's online store or authorized retail stores. "Apple is estimated to have sold 190 million iPhones worldwide since announcing the move." Total gains from removing chargers and earphones, plus reduced shipping costs, could be as high as £5 billion, with an additional estimated £225 million from accessory sales," according to the report.
Apple Said it Removed Accessories for the Environment
Apple claimed that removing the charger and earphones from the box would make the boxes smaller. As a result, the company will be able to ship 70% more devices, reducing its annual carbon emissions by 2 million metric tonnes. Apple's goal is to become completely carbon neutral by 2030.
The company also announced that 175 Apple suppliers will switch to renewable energy and that the company and its suppliers will bring more than 9 gigatonnes of clean power online around the world. These actions will save over 18 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions each year, which is the equivalent of taking over 4 million cars off the road.
While the move may benefit Apple and the environment, it may not be cost-effective for those who buy the charging adapter and earphones separately, which also come with a slew of paperwork and documents.
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