Apple’s decision to eliminate the charging adapter in the iPhone 12 and other models have been received with mixed reaction. Though the Cupertino-based company based the decision on ecological conservation efforts, most persons have spoken up against the decision especially as they hasn’t published a telephone using USB-C to lightning adapter previously. The backlash hasn’t just come from lovers as even rival smartphone manufacturers have also caught up with the criticism, taking a subtle dig at Apple while promoting their brand.
Samsung recently tweeted that the Samsung Galaxy series telephones are still shipped with a power port which is a reference to Apple. Xiaomi joined the trolling train, as a result of Xiaomi Spain. A tweet in Spanish evolves so; Good Morning #MiFans, now we dreamed that our smartphones came without a charger in the box. Luckily, it was only a nightmare”. This is definitely a swipe at Apple’s contentious choice.
Even OnePlus joined the celebration during the launch of the OnePlus 8T. During the event, the company showed a scene where the OnePlus 8T charger is coming from the phone’s box. The Oneplus exec who hosted the launch event afterward put emphasis on how the telephone will ship with a 65W adapter for free even though it cost the company double the cost of their previous adapter to fabricate this one.
Although a few will commend Apple for playing its part in saving our planet, there are those who argue that the decision will likely lead to additional delivery and packaging because users might need to order the accessories individually. But seeing it from Apple’s perspective as it relates to environmental conservation, we can’t help but urge the company.