When Apple introduced its iPhone 12, it let us know that it would no longer include a power adapter in the box (nor headphones, for that matter). We’ve all got drawers full of them, and the manufacture and shipping of literally hundreds of millions of unneeded and unused power adapters is bad for the environment.
If you think that’s bad news, it gets worse: this policy extends throughout the entire iPhone line. Starting today, iPhone 11, iPhone SE, and even iPhone XR phones no longer come with power adapters or headphones.
There’s some good news, though. All iPhone models now come with USB-C to Lightning cables. The USB-A cable, while still of course supported, has been all but excised from Apple’s lineup. It’s only included with Apple Watch chargers and the iPad mini.