Australian tech aficionados praise Apple for using ‘minimal packaging’ to sell its new iPhone 13 – but bizarrely it doesn’t come with an in-wall charger
- Aussies Are Angry Apple’s New iPhone 13 Doesn’t Come With Wall Charger
- But the company’s move to eco-friendly packaging was praised
- Removing the plastic wrap and reducing the use of ‘600 tons of plastic’
Apple enthusiasts have praised the company for using eco-friendly packaging to sell the new iPhone 13, but oddly enough, the new device doesn’t include a wall charger.
After the global launch on September 24, Australian customers rushing to their nearest Apple store to pick up the latest technology were bizarrely greeted with the phone itself and a charging cable, but no charger to plug it into.
“Some people complain that it didn’t come with a charger, but their information told them that most customers already have enough chargers lying around,” an Australian woman wrote on Facebook.
Despite this, some were outraged by the decision, saying that ‘the chargers are the first thing that goes missing’.
But those who have used Apple for a number of years know that this isn’t the tech company’s first time getting customers to buy chargers separately.
Apple’s new iPhone 13 comes without a wall-mounted charging port, sparking outrage from tech-savvy buyers of the device (pictured, iPhone packaging)
Users in the comments section of a post praising Apple’s new packaging were outraged after learning that no charger was included (pictured)
Apple stopped including wall ports in their iPhone 12 release, stating that environmental factors played a part in the decision, while also believing that people already had more than enough chargers from previous versions.
While the company may have been wrong in that regard, their new eco-friendly approach has certainly been met with great enthusiasm.
“Techie hubby’s iPhone 13 arrived today in minimal packaging, go Apple,” a woman shared on Facebook.
The new iPhone was released on September 24 and received good reviews for the new eco-friendly packaging (pictured, the iPhone 13 Pro model)
Apple has ditched the plastic wrap traditionally used to encase packaging and acts as a tamper-resistant seal.
A new tear-off tab has been used to provide the seal, made entirely from paper, on the top and bottom of new iPhone boxes.
Apple stated that eliminating the plastic wrap would avoid the use of more than “600 tons of plastic,” while also claiming it hopes to end all plastics in packaging by 2025.