Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environmental, policy and social initiatives, announced the company’s latest initiatives to reduce waste and carbon emissions, which could also change the way mobile phones are currently charged, at an iPhone Conference on October 13, local time. Jackson explained that Apple will no longer include a USB power adapter or headset in its upcoming iPhone 12 box, and instead will only come with a usb-c lightning cable. < / P > < p > the cable can be plugged into most Apple laptop power adapters sold since 2016. To charge the iPhone 12 directly, consumers need to buy a separate usb-c power adapter. < p > < p > Jackson’s statement was immediately opposed by consumers, who believed that Apple was forcing them to buy adapters and headphones respectively. But Jackson said removing the adapter and headset from the iPhone 12’s box would reduce the size of the package and save material to pack more devices. Jackson said the shift would reduce carbon emissions by more than 2 million tons a year, equivalent to 450, 000 vehicles on the road. This is not without precedent. At a press conference in September, Jackson also announced that Apple had decided not to provide a charging cable in the latest Apple watch box. < / P > < p > although some lament the loss of these key accessories, and technology enthusiasts have complained for years about Apple’s decision to cancel the iPhone headphone jack in 2016, the smaller round usb-c has more advantages, durability, reversibility and wider use than the older square usb-a. < / P > < p > in addition, the power of usb-c transmission is higher. Apple’s usb-a power adapter is now actually out of production and can only deliver five watts of power, which makes it feel like it takes longer to charge. The new usb-c is compatible with Apple’s 12W, 30W and even 96w adapters. These new technologies are more like “turbocharging” than the 10-year-old 5-watt charging technology. < / P > < p > but Apple’s consistent practice is that upgrades can bring tangible benefits, but they will never be provided for free. Removing the headphone jack costs consumers $200 to buy airpods, and the new iPhone could take millions of usb-c power adapters off the shelves. But these cyclical changes also open the door to new technologies. From raw materials for power adapters to new forms of wireless charging, every part of the charging device is currently being redesigned. < / P > < p > so, if Apple is criticized for being slow to add features such as telephoto lenses or to introduce a new folding phone design, then it should also be praised for driving technological progress, as it is trying to improve charging technology. < / P > < p > all this suggests that while Apple has just released four new iPhones and a new homepod, its most influential product may be the $20 data line. Global Tech

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