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Apple might ship the iPhone 12 5G without earphones to boost AirPods sales

May 20, 2020


Apple has made some very controversial decisions in the past and this year could be no different. The company famously axed the headphone jack in 2016 and then removed the 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter from iPhone boxes two years later.

Now, with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro less than six months away, Apple could be preparing another controversial change.

Say goodbye to EarPods and hello to empty boxes!

Reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed in his latest report (via 9To5Mac) that Apple might be planning to remove the wired EarPods headphones from the iPhone 12 box later this year. This strategy would mimic the change made by Google last year with the Pixel 4.

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