iPhone 12 could be first with NO headphones or charging plug in the box
APPLE may not include free headphones with the iPhone 12.
This is according to experts who spotted a change in the iOS 14.2 software code that suggests the headphones may not come in the box of your new device.
Free earphones may be a thing of the past[/caption]
MacRumors reported that the beta version of iOS 14.2 showed the phrase “supplied headphones” was now changed to just “headphones” in the software.
This could indicate your headphones will no longer be free.
Back in May, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted Apple would do this to promote the sale of AirPods.
Rumours suggest the iPhone 12 will be revealed on October 13 or 14.
We should find out for sure whether earphones are coming with the iPhone 12 this month[/caption]
That means we could be finding out whether free headphones are a thing of the past very soon.
Other rumours suggest Apple will no longer be supplying free chargers.
The Apple Watch 6 box not containing a charger has further fuelled this theory.
Apple revealed it was removing the USB adapter (that’s the bit that plugs into your mains socket) it would usually include in the box with the timepieces.
Citing environmental reasons, the firm said the decision was part of its commitment to reducing packaging and waste.
Apple earbuds with the lightning connecter you now need to connect to modern iPhones will cost you £29 ($30).
The company charges up to £29 for a USB adapter on its UK website.
iPhone tricks to try today
Here are some of the best…
- Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
- Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
- Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
- Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X or later model), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
- Check if you’re due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you’re down to 80% capacity. If you’re below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
- Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier
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