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Apple’s new survey hints there won’t be a charger in iPhone 12 box

The survey asks users how they use the USB charger that comes in the box after upgrading to a newer model.

Apple iPhone retail box illustration.
Apple iPhone retail box illustration. (Pixabay)

Recently rumours started floating on the web that Apple could be removing the charger and earpods from its iPhone 12 retail box later this year. And while this has not been confirmed, Apple might be planning to work in that direction, hints company's latest survey. The survey asks users how they use the old USB charger that comes in the box after upgrading to a newer iPhone model. 

According to user screenshots on social media, the survey seems regarding the USB power adapter and not to the Lightning cable. It also features several options which users can tick to answer how they use the USB charger.

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-I sold or traded it with my iPhone

-I lost it

-I gave it to a family member or friend

-I still use it at home

-I still use it outside (at work, school, or other places)

-I still have it, but I don’t use it

Apple surveying for its products is not new though. In the past, we have seen the iPhone-maker asking users about a headphone jack in MacBooks, which by the way, is still there in latest laptops. O, a survey shouldn’t necessarily mean that Apple is planning to make a definite move just yet.

The news of Apple removing earpods and power adapters from iPhone 12 box comes from Barclays analysts. The move is likely to help Apple push the sales of its wireless AirPods. The company has had a great commercial run with the truly wireless earbuds so far.