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Apple ditches chargers with iPhone 12 to reduce carbon emissions

Apple has ditched chargers with the iPhone 12 in a bid to help the environment.

The tech giant unveiled their new 5G handset this week and revealed for the first time since 2007, they have decided to sell the wall chargers and wired Earpods separately to reduce carbon emissions.

Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at Apple, Lisa Jackson, explained that there are 700 million pairs of Earpods and two billion Apple power adapters being used around the globe.

She added: "And that's not counting the billions of third party adapters.

"We're removing these items from the iPhone box.

"Which reduces carbon emissions and avoids the mining and use of precious materials."

The move comes after Apple promised to become fully carbon-neutral by 2030.

CEO Tim Cook said: “The innovations powering our environmental journey are not only good for the planet, they’ve helped us make our products more energy-efficient and bring new sources of clean energy online around the world.

“Climate action can be the foundation for a new era of innovative potential, job creation, and durable economic growth. With our commitment to carbon neutrality, we hope to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change.”

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