It's so expensive to buy an iPhone, why don't you even have a charger?

Congratulations, Apple's 5v1a charger is finally going to be history.

The highest price of the iPhone has exceeded 10000, and the 5v1a charger is obviously out of place. Since the iPhone 11 Pro was launched last year, apple began to provide a random 18W fast charging charger, and a lot of fruit powder went to their conscience.

This year, the good news is that the fast charging specification has been "upgraded" to 20W. The bad news is that the original product may not come with it. If you want, please buy it yourself.

Not only the headphones, but also the charger

In fact, it has been reported that the iPhone 12 series will not come with earpods wired earphones. On the one hand, the usage rate of earpods is very low. Real wireless has become popular, and few people can see earpods with them. Whether it's commuting or office, it's better to cut down the cost; Second, Apple also hopes to boost the sales of airpods, even if it is out of stock.

From my personal use habits, I can accept cutting off earpods (if the price is really reduced) because it is rarely used any more.

But the latest news shows that the new iPhone 12 series may not even have a charger.

According to the current disclosure, Apple will support 20W (9V x 2.22a) PD fast charging in the iPhone 12 series, which is still the connection mode of usb-c to lightning (the iPhone with C port may be at least until next year, more likely never).

Apple has already supported Pd charging on iPhone 8, but it was the first time last year that Apple had a fast charging charger attached to the iPhone 11 pro.

This year, the fast charging specification has been improved slightly, reaching 20W. Although there is still a gap with the top 65W of Android, it is much better than 5W.

But Apple has come to a tough move to control costs: no charger comes with it.

Guomingyi, a securities firm, predicts that the iPhone 12 series launched in the second half of this year will cancel the attached chargers to reduce costs, while the iPhone se will also cancel the random attached chargers from the second half of this year.

Guo believes that supporting 5g increases the material cost of iPhone 12 significantly. In order to maintain the same starting price as last year's iPhone 11, apple chose to control costs in other ways; In addition, earpods will not be attached at random.

Guo also mentioned that 20W chargers will be produced in the second half of the year, while the previous 5W and 18W chargers will be shut down. Apple really wants to eliminate the old 5v1a, but users are still required to help.

Not only Mr Guo, an analyst at Barclays, said Apple might not have any charger attached to iPhone 12, leaving a usb-c to lightning connection in the box. Users need to buy a new 20W charger, which costs about $29, the same price as the current 18W charger. This is similar to the airpods approach, which is wired only and has no charger.

The price of iPhone accessories is not low. The original 5v1a charger costs 145 yuan on the official website, and the fast charging is more expensive. The price of usb-c lightning connecting wire (1 meter) is 145 yuan, and the 18W usb-c charger is 243 yuan, which is close to 400 yuan; The price of the lightning interface is 223 yuan.

Of course, is this the price cost or not, but cutting off this part will still make the profit of the whole machine significantly improved. The iPhone 12 screen is replaced with OLED, and the high pass baseband is also used to pay taxes. "Finally" the shell change will lead to the need for re opening the model... A variety of factors jointly decide that the cost of the whole machine will be significantly improved, in order to maintain a consistent high profit margin, Cost management guru cook chose to pick out costs in some corners.

If Apple can control the iPhone at the same starting price last year, the price ratio of the iPhone 12, which has been improved in screen, 5g and photo taking, is still very high. However, users need to pay for a set of fast charging (the cheapest is less than 100 yuan), or continue to use the old 5v1a at home.

It could be normal

Domestic accessories manufacturers, in fact, should be very happy to hear this news.

Apple's fast charging is a more general PD protocol. In fact, it is very good to find the right fast charging scheme, and the price will not be very high. Many enterprises have passed MFI certification. The 18 w type-C fast charger of purple rice +usb-c lightning data line is 85 yuan. If it is not troublesome, there are also a bunch of accessories from domestic manufacturers such as green link, Pinsheng and Anker, which are cheap and big bowls; Of course, no bad money can also be directly Apple official website.

This is a very difficult decision. The old 5v1a charger is really useless, and the price of the new fast charging charger is very high. Apple finally decided to send the root line, buy charger yourself! Decision cost is transferred to users, fast charging charger is not difficult to buy, but after all, there is a certain threshold, need to know a certain amount of digital products.

My attitude to the change of the iPhone charger is understandable but not supported. At least one 5v1a is sent to users who use the iPhone for the first time. To be tough, in addition to reducing the starting price, the packaging box can be smaller, saving transportation costs and environmental protection.
iPhone 12 charger port
There is also a key saying in the report of Tianfeng Securities: "and Android phones may follow up on this change in the future". Shen Yiren, who has just resigned as vice president of oppo, also posted similar views on Weibo:

At present, the specifications of domestic mobile phones are running very fast, but the agreements of each home are often exclusive. If the charger is cancelled in accordance with Apple's approach, the charging cost will be significantly increased unless the price can be made available (at least less than the official price of the charger).

But the consumer psychology is actually very delicate. If you sell 3999 directly to send the charger, it can be accepted. If you sell 3799 and the charger needs to add 200, it is a bit of a twist.

For the change of the charger, it is not necessary to be surprised. The accessories attached to the mobile phone are also a changing process. In the era of functional machine and early rise of smart phones, the accessories in a mobile phone are quite rich, not only headphones, but also protective shell, car charger and even hanging doll; But now, a charger and a mobile phone are "standard". Only a few brands will also randomly attach headphones in the packaging box. The earphone is often tasteless and tasteless. Samsung "sent" AKG is very conscientious, but some users are also free fish; The practice of re sending the shell of domestic mobile phones is only available in nearly a year or two.

iPhone Adapter


Apple was scolded for canceling the 3.5mm headphone interface with lightning transfer. But most users have now moved to the wireless era. The charger is the same thing. Fortunately, we can buy a good charger instead of being forced to use wireless charging.

Anyway, just as we are used to having no 3.5mm headphone holes, we are likely to be used to buying a mobile phone without a charger.