Apple enthusiasts have praised the company for using environmentally friendly packaging to sell the new iPhone 13 but strangely the new device doesn’t include a wall charger.
After its global launch on September 24 Australian customers who rushed to their closest Apple store to pick up the latest tech were bizarrely greeted with the phone itself and a charging cable, but no wall charger with which to plug it in.
‘Some people are complaining that it didn’t come with a charger but their intel told them most customers have plenty of chargers lying around already,’ one Aussie woman wrote on Facebook.
Despite this, some were outraged by the decision, stating that the ‘chargers are the first thing to go missing’.
But those who have been using Apple for a number of years will know this isn’t the first time the technology company has made customers purchase chargers separately.
Apple’s new iPhone 13 comes without a wall charging port, sparking outrage from tech-savvy buyers of the device (pictured, the iPhone’s packaging)
Users in the comment section of a post praising Apple’s new packaging were outraged after hearing there was no charger included (pictured)
Apple stopped including wall ports in their iPhone 12 release, stating that environmental factors played into the decision, while also believing people already had more than enough chargers from previous versions.
While the company may have missed the mark in that aspect, their new environmentally friendly approach has certainly been met with great enthusiasm.
‘Techie hubby’s iPhone 13 arrived today in minimal packaging, go Apple,’ a woman shared to Facebook.
The new iPhone was released on September 24, receiving great reviews of the new environmentally packaging (pictured, the iPhone 13 Pro model)
Apple have scrapped the plastic wrap that was traditionally used to enclose the packaging, acting as a tamper-proof seal.
A new tear-off tab has been used to provide the seal, made entirely of paper on the top and bottom of new iPhone boxes.
Apple declared that by eliminating the plastic wrap, the use of over ‘600 metric tons of plastic’ would be avoided, while also claiming they hope to stop the usage of all plastics in packaging by 2025.