True to its controversial decisions, and fulfilling all the forecasts of the industry, from Apple they have decided to bet on sending their iPhones from now on without chargers or headphones … Will there be an earthquake on Android?
Not expected it stops being controversial Apple’s latest move, who presented us this week and with all the honors to his new iPhone 12 family in four flavors confirming what was an open secret, from the sales package the charger falls so much Like the auriculares Earpods, both products now sold as separate accessories with additional cost.
Apple says it does it because “We all have a charger at home” although for now Cupertino giant refuses to adopt USB Type-C which is already a standard in the industry and from which it would be easier to have cables and chargers, also adding from the firm led by Tim Cook the most reasonable ecological reasons to justify the decision.
It is not trivial news, although it may seem so, and it is that even though most of us don’t use iPhone the analysts predicted unremarkable success of iPhone 12 among Android users, Y everyone heading into the iOS environment will find only a USB-C to Lightning cable in the package of your brand new iPhones.
Not only that, and it is also The whole industry tends to move at Apple’s pace after these script twists so controversial but they like so much in Cupertino, setting a (bad) precedent and making us think how long it will take for the main players of the Android platform to follow the same path And leave us without chargers or headphones, the latter something that many manufacturers already do on Android.
Basic accessory, or is Apple right and we all have one?
Well, analyzing the movement a bit I’d say you can’t leave the customer without a basic smartphone user, especially when we talk about nearby terminals in prices of 1,000 euros and that will involve an even greater outlay to buy a headset or a charger that is not included as standard but is as necessary as a SIM card.
In any case I agree that it is more ecological and hygienic for each of us to have our accessories and we only buy a smartphone, always taking into account that cost savings should be reflected in the final prices of the devices.
In addition, I am aware that Apple, for example, accompanied its iPhone from very basic 5W chargers that are indeed expendable, and that in Android we are lucky, although now the manufacturers leave us without accessories, most of us will already have a fast charger at home with Quick Charge technology for up to 15, 25 or even more watts of power.
Be that as it may, the ecological reasons I do not swallow them completely in this case, at least not alone, and many analysts suggest more rigorously than the increased production costs derived from the inclusion of 5G modems in the iPhone 12, and Apple’s need or desire to maintain profit margins is behind the controversial move.
We already knew that 5G connectivity was behind the price increase in the most noble range of the Android catalog, and now Apple confirms it by saving the cost of the Earpods and the charger to balance the scales and keep the prices of their new iPhones at the 2019 level … This does fit me a bit more!
So, it is true that many of Android users already have a fast charger at home, but if you have an iPhone and want a decent charger you already had to buy it before And life won’t change too much, not at least if you already have a USB Type-C port or connector to charge your smartphone. Yes, leaving users without a basic accessory requires justification, and Apple didn’t explain it to us too convincingly.
OnePlus 8T: Everything you need right out of the box
— OnePlus USA (@OnePlus_USA) October 13, 2020
Android makers laugh for now, but how long will it take to follow Apple?
As always happens, OnePlus and many other manufacturers have run to chotearse Alluding to the fact that they do send their mobiles with everything you need, while we look skeptically knowing that, as happened with the audio-jack, sooner or later they will follow Apple’s movement and they will also hang the ecology medal.
And it doesn’t seem bad to me, hey, we all want a healthy planet and a sustainable industry, but at least this saving that I do value positively and that will force everyone to buy their accessories and maintain them Instead of throwing them down the drawers, it should lead to palpable financial savings for the user as well.
I neither believe Apple nor do I laugh like the Android manufacturers, I estimate in a generation and a half they will have already adopted this stepbut I have the feeling that only the jefazo Redmi has been sincere with his criticism of the iPhone 12, stating that he sees the strategy interesting but that he only likes iPhone 12, and you think the other three flavors of the 2020 iPhone are overrated.
It also seems to me an interesting move, I also see the iPhone 12 at a fair price, but I think Apple has wanted to bathe in gold by selling chargers and this is undeniable, especially if we take into account that for example, the MagSafe wireless charging adapter, which costs no less than 45 euros, does not include the said power adapter either! (another € 55 for 30W)!
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