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> > > "We don't include charges because it makes packing smaller and more
> > > environmentally-friendly..."
> > > Huh? How about when the phone user buys the charger as a separate item?
> > why would they?
> > people already have several chargers, so there's no need to include yet
> > another, which will go unused. it's a waste.
> Why would everyone buying an Apple phone have an Apple charger?
apple phones use industry standard usb chargers, the very same chargers
that android phones use, along with numerous other devices, including
recent laptops, tablets, bluetooth headsets, smart watches, smart
speakers, travel routers, iot devices and much more.
since many devices use usb for power, there are numerous third party
multi-port chargers that use only one mains outlet, rather than needing
individual chargers for each individual device.
> What if you
> were a first-time buyer?
you would use the charger you have from your previous phone or other
device. worst case, use a computer's usb port, which has the added
benefit of easily being able to back up a device to the computer.
most people have *several* chargers, most of which are unused.
the number of people who do not have a single usb charger is almost
zero, which is nowhere near enough to justify including one, which
almost everyone else will leave in the box, unused.
> I think they've expanded their North American market at least so there must be some of them.
long ago, and not relevant.