When you buy a smartphone, you can reasonably expect that it will come with a pair of earphones and also a charger. These are the basic accessories that are typically bundled with the majority of smartphones, but Apple is expected to turn things on their head by doing away with them completely.

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This is according to a tweet by leakster @L0vetodream which confirms that the iPhone 12 will not ship with a pair of EarPods or a charger. Instead, the leakster claims that the iPhone 12 will feature a new packaging box that will be thinner and more “exquisite”, whatever that is supposed to mean.

This comes on the heels of several other reports that also allege the same thing, and as the saying goes, when there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. This should still be taken with a grain of salt for now, but there are several reasons why Apple could be doing this.

Environmental reasons could be one of them as Apple loves touting how environmentally-conscious they are. It could also be due to cost-cutting measures where the use of 5G in the iPhone 12 could increase the price of the iPhones, so by taking out accessories, it could help Apple keep their costs down to prevent a price hike in the iPhone. We imagine that there will be some who will be upset at these changes, but we’ll definitely need to wait and see if these rumors pan out.

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