A few months after asking Apple to stop providing iPhone chargers, the two competitors are doing exactly the same thing.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed that Xiaomi Mi 11 will not have a charger, and Samsung deleted a Facebook post over the weekend that mocked Apple’s move, which may imply that the Galaxy S21 will not be there when it goes offline in January.
When Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 12 and all future versions will be sold without a charger, Samsung and Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi seized the opportunity to make a joke to Cupertino.
Samsung released a picture of the Galaxy charger with the title “Included with Galaxy”
A day later, Xiaomi posted a video promoting its Mi 10T Pro on Twitter, which showed the unboxed charging status, with the headline “Don’t worry, we don’t have it out of the box.”
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In October, after Apple announced that the iPhone would no longer be equipped with a charger, Samsung posted the news on Facebook.Since it was deleted, some people have speculated that the upcoming Galaxy S21 will not include a charger
Lei released the M11 over the weekend, claiming that its “thin and light” packaging is because the company has decided to stop including the charger.
Like Apple, he said this decision is an echo of technology and environmental protection.
Lei said: “Nowadays everyone has a lot of idle chargers, which brings a burden to you and the environment.”
‘We are well aware that this decision may not be understood or even complained. Is there a better solution between industry practice and environmental protection? ”
The day after the charger was announced, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi baked Apple.Less than four months later, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed that Xiaomi 11 will also be without Xiaomi
Apple launched the new iPhone 12 at a live event on October 13, showing that this $799 smartphone will have no charger and EarPods, but only a Lightning to USB-C charging cable.
Assuming that the user does not have these accessories, these accessories will cost an additional $90.
Alternatively, they can buy MagSafe Charger for $39 and Beats Flex wireless headphones for $49.99.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social programs, said at the event: “Customers already have more than 700 million Lightning headsets, and many customers have turned to wireless experiences.”
Apple announced that it no longer includes chargers, iPhone’s EarPods will reduce carbon emissions by more than 2.2 million tons per year and limit the mining of rare earth elements
“There are more than 2 billion Apple power adapters in the world, not including billions of third-party adapters.”
“We are taking these items out of the iPhone box to reduce carbon emissions and avoid mining and using precious materials.”
The technology giant claims that the decision to remove these two accessories will reduce carbon emissions by more than 2.2 million tons per year.
According to Apple’s estimates, this is equivalent to nearly 450,000 cars on the road every year
However, Apple’s customers are very annoyed. Many people claim that environmental protection reasons are just an excuse to cover up their desire to spend less and charge more.
A Twitter user raised the fact that Apple cancelled the packaging of chargers and EarPods to reduce packaging, but now encourages people to buy two separately packaged devices.
On Twitter, iPhone users expressed their anger at Apple’s decision to stop shipping chargers and EarPods with new phones
“Soon, they will take your screen away, and then you have to connect one with a dongle,” another tweet said. “Anyone who hype about the new iPhone is a lie. “Oh, there are 5G capabilities now!” The same goes for many better and cheaper brands. With charger.
When making the announcement, Ben Wood, the research director of CCS Insight, said that although it is easy to doubt Apple’s announcement, “environmental benefits cannot be ignored.”
Apple CEO showed off the new iPhone 12 at the October launch
He wisely predicted that “Apple’s decision may very well mean that, in many cases, the era of chargers and headsets that come with new smartphones is over.”
Samsung has not officially announced it, but will follow the company’s model: According to MacRumor, Samsung dunked on Apple in 2016 because it removed the headphone jack from the iPhone7, but then immediately released 2018 without headphones. Galaxy A8 socket.