Last weekend, many websites reported that Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo claimed that there will be no chargers or EarPods in the iPhone box that will be released later this year. If you want to know what most tech blogs think about rumors, you can go here to view all the tweets. Almost all of these tweets are equivalent to “sounds like a bad and bad thing for users.”
I said it well: put down the built-in charger (but I have a few requirements).
The clearest article I have seen about removing the charger from the box is from venture capitalist MG Siegler. He pointed out that Apple may do this for four reasons: increased profits, increased transportation costs, the transition to a future portless iPhone, and the environment. For Ziegler, this list is important to Apple.
Maybe! It is probably the case that Apple took this initiative for completely selfish reasons, charging the same fee and reducing customer expenses. This also means that people without a charger will be forced to buy one, and Apple’s own charger is not the cheapest.
For all these questions, I would say: Yes, but I don̵
We do have a hope, not only in Anker, but also in the industry, and we really want to change the charger from most of the built-in packaging to most of the built-in chargers.
Of course, this is a good thing for Anker who sells chargers. But this is also good for the environment. Yang’s napkins calculated that the number of these wall warts sold each year was eye-popping:
[Say] Every smartphone comes with a charger. Last year, we shipped 1.5 billion smartphones. …Only for mobile phones. When we have tablets, laptops, electric drills, [and more], We estimate that there are a total of 4 billion chargers (shipped last year). We estimate that these built-in chargers alone can generate about 300,000 tons of electronic waste.
The International Telecommunication Union estimates that “one million tons of external power is manufactured every year.” No matter what the number eventually becomes wasted, it is unnecessarily high. It turns out that Yang’s solution is very similar to the one the EU has been promoting: universal, universal charger.
For me, the e-waste problem is more serious than Apple’s potential frustration of winning consumers by having consumers purchase chargers separately.
This allowed me to meet my requirements, and only one of them was full of opportunities.
First, Apple can address many potential dissatisfaction by simply providing consumers with options: a free charger with an iPhone or an Apple Store gift card of equal value. Hell-For those holding gift cards, Apple can make some money back by cutting revenue through its own subscription service or App Store.
Secondly, I hope Apple will eventually do the right thing and switch the iPhone to USB-C. Apple switched its computer to USB-C and iPad Pro to USB-C, and almost all other smartphones sold today are charged via USB-C. It will reduce electronic waste. This reduces the number of cables that all of us must carry and track. Significant changes in appearance (as rumored by the iPhone 12) made a lot of changes for Apple.
I fully know that this will not happen, and no need to tweet me. I know.
Apple itself has promised to support universal chargers with other major consumer electronics companies, although there is a big difference between the plug on the charger and the plug on the phone. Technically, Apple keeps its promise by putting USB-C on one end.
By the way, there is still an unresolved question whether the cable that comes with the iPhone 12 (dear God, probably so) has USB-C on one end. Many people’s drawers are filled with USB-A chargers, but I think these drawers may not have so many USB-C adapters.
If it succeeds, Apple’s decision to pull the wall wart out of the box may be more proof of its insistence on using lightning. Existing iPhone users have chargers and cables around to charge new phones, but require them to switch to USB-C with Buying a charger is really a bridge.
There are too many rumors about the upcoming iPhone, as long as Wireless charging can be ignored. Therefore, the idea is that Apple will not switch to USB-C because it plans to migrate directly to no ports at all. Everyone seems to think it will come, but I still don’t believe this is a good idea. On the one hand, the price of wireless chargers is higher. On the other hand, most wireless charging solutions are too slow compared to high-quality wired chargers, so something faster needs to be developed. And, well, Apple doesn’t have a good track record in wireless charging innovation, does it?
However, anxiety can wait. This year, concerns about charging will be whether Apple will put the power adapter in the box. I said pull it. We will conduct transactions, and perhaps more importantly, we may start to think more about how our technology buying habits affect the planet.
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Yesterday, the entire social network was flooded with bans, as social platforms scrambled to finally enforce rules against hate groups. At the time of writing, Reddit, Twitch and YouTube have already done it. In a potentially related story, the first three or four days, major advertisers publicly withdrew their advertising fees from social media platforms because of hate speech.
Or do those companies want to reduce advertising expenditure during the pandemic? of course. In addition to establishing a true ethical position, do social media companies want to protect their bottom line? Maybe. No matter what the real motivation is, I will accept it. This is a mirror of one of the most important rules for dealing with online trolls: you can’t actually understand the true intent behind their posts, so you only need to focus on the literal meaning and effect.
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