In 2020, Apple, under the garb of being more ‘environmentally conscious’, decided to stop shipping charging bricks and earphones with their smartphone to cut down on e-waste and reduce carbon emissions.
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And now, a report by DailyMail has revealed that this move has helped Apple save £5 billion (which is around $6.5 billion).
Ben Wood, the chief analyst at technology experts CCS Insight, said in a statement, “Apple is the phone industry market leader in helping the environment, with removing chargers and headphones one of many things it is doing. But of course, there is a cost-saving to Apple in removing chargers and headphones when it sells iPhones.”
When the omission move was first made, many analysts had then thought this could be to compensate for the expensive costs of the 5G modem Apple was bringing with the iPhone 12, which has also followed with the iPhone 13 series and probably all future iPhones.
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The report further analysed that Apple is thought to have sold 190 million iPhones globally since the omission of power bricks. After analysing the gains from the removal of chargers and earphones in the packaging along with reduced shipping costs, Apple could have saved the equivalent of £5 billion, with an additional estimated £225 million from the sale of accessories.Were you one of the many who were forced to buy chargers separately after buying the iPhone? What was your experience like? Tell us in the comments below andkeep visiting Indiatimes.com for the latest science and technology news.