iPhone 12 Will Be Sold Without Chargers; Rs 6 Lakh Crore Wiped Off As Apple Stocks Tumble
Apple has decided not to ship any chargers or wired earphones with the new iPhone 12 series, which has just being launched.
As soon as the iPhon 12 series was launched, Apple shares on stock markets tumbled so hard, that Apple lost $80 billion or Rs 6 lakh crore within minutes.
No, we aren’t saying that these two news are connected, but probability is high that they are.
Lets find out how?
Apple Refuses To Ship Chargers, Earphones With iPhone 12
In a decision which shocked every loyal Apple user, and tech observer, Apple has decided not to ship wall chargers and wired earphones along with iPhone 12, whose bookings will start later this month.
4 new models were launched by Apple under iPhone 12 series: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, whose price starts from Rs 69,900 and goes upto Rs 1,59,900.
The logic provided by Apple is that there are billions of wired earphones and chargers in the world, and they can save on carbon emissions and protect the environment by not making any more chargers.
In case anyone wants, they can buy them for $20-$40 (Rs 1500 to Rs 3000).
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president for environment policy and social initiatives said, “Customers already have over 700 million lightning headphones and many customers have moved to a wireless experience with AirPods beats or other wireless headphones,”
She said that around 2 billion power adapters by Apple already exists, along with billions of 3rd party power adapters.
Instead, Apple will ship a new new Lightning power cable, which can fit into any USB-C power adapter, and charge the phone.
Does it makes sense? Yes, to a possible extent.
But loyal Apple fans didnt like it.
Apple Stocks Tumble: $80 Billion Wiped Off
As soon as the iPhone 12 series was launched, Apple stocks took a major beating and 4% value of the stock was wiped off within minutes.
This amounts to $81 billion or Rs 6 lakh crore.
Although there are several new features in the new lineup, but fans in general didn’t appreciate the overall package, and especially the missing chargers and earphones.
Here are some tweets:
they are not shipping chargers or headphones in the box anymore pic.twitter.com/wSe5n1yDRr— wiisp ? (@wiisp_y) October 13, 2020
It would be interesting to see how Apple deals with this situation now.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.