Do we really need a charger in smartphone boxes in 2021?
There's been a lot of talk around smartphone boxes in recent months. Apple doesn't include an AC adapter or earbuds in the iPhone 12 box, Samsung's more than likely ditching the charging brick for the Galaxy S21, and this has caused quite the commotion in the AC forums.
On one hand, you can argue that including chargers and earbuds is unnecessary at this point in time and does nothing but cause inevitable e-waste. Alternatively, some people see this as a cash-grab from companies who are now charging for accessories that would otherwise have been included. If anything, it's an interesting point of discussion.
Taking a look through the AC forums, here's what some of our members have said on the topic.
What say you? Do we really need a charger in smartphone boxes in 2021?
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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.
Android fans..."Apple is ripping off their customers. This is nonsense....blah blah blah" Samsung no longer including chargers with phones.
Android fans..."This is fantastic. They aren't needed. Great move Samsung"