Samsung, OnePlus troll Apple for removing charger from iPhone 12 retail box
Time will tell if Apple’s decision to remove charging adaptor and EarPods from iPhone 12 box goes down well with customers. But, other smartphone makers are leaving no opportunity to troll the tech giant for adopting this strategy.
Time will tell if Apple’s decision to remove charging adaptor and EarPods from iPhone 12 box goes down well with customers. But, other smartphone makers are leaving no opportunity to troll the tech giant for adopting this strategy. OnePlus at the OnePlus 8T launch took a dig at Apple by showing a shot in which the OnePlus 8T charger is coming out of the phone’s box. And then just to ensure that viewers get the message, the company explained it.
An OnePlus executive while explaining the specifications and features of the smartphone laid special emphasis on the fact that the OnePlus 8T comes with a 65W charger inside the box. Explaining the capabilities of the charger, the OnePlus executive said, “Even though it costs us twice to manufacture as our previous power adapter when you buy the OnePlus 8T, don’t worry, we will throw it in the box for free.”
Apple’s nearest competitor, Samsung wasn’t far away from trolling it either. In a social media post, Samsung said that its Galaxy phones still come with a charger in the box.
“Your #Galaxy does give you what you are looking for. From the most basic as a charger, to the best camera, battery, performance, memory and even 120Hz screen on a smartphone,” the post said.
Similar digs were taken at Apple in 2017, when the tech giant had ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack from iPhones. In fact, Samsung mocked Apple with an ad titled ‘Growing Up’ after the iPhone 7 release. However, in 2019 ended up adopting the strategy, and subsequently removed the previous ads from all social media platforms.
It will be interesting to see if Android smartphone makers also start removing the charger from retail boxes to save the cost.
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