Apple makes about $6.9 billion more by not shipping bundled iPhone headphones and charging head
Recently, Samsung launched three new models of Galaxy A33, Galaxy A53, and Galaxy A73, all of which no longer come standard with charging heads. Of course, the initiator of this practice by major mobile phone brands is Apple, which has not bundled headphones and charging heads since the iPhone 12 series.
The reason Apple explained at the time was that most users already had headphones and charging heads, or even more than one, considering the large number of iPhone accessories that will generate e-waste, which in turn will have an impact on the environment. In addition, after reducing the earphones and charging heads, the packaging of the iPhone is more compact, and the smaller volume not only reduces the materials used in the packaging, but is also conducive to the transportation of more iPhones at a time, and the logistics cost and the resulting carbon emissions are also reduced at the same time.
Apple plans to make its entire business carbon neutral by 2030, including the manufacturing supply chain and the life cycle of all products, from the material collection, component manufacturing, assembly, shipping, customer use, charging, all the way to recycling and material recovery. Apple said that removing the sale of iPhones from earphones and charging heads would reduce carbon emissions by 2 million tons a year, the equivalent of taking nearly 450,000 cars off the road each year.
Not shipping bundled iPhone headphones and charging heads is also a huge economic benefit for Apple. According to HotHardware, according to statistics, since the iPhone is no longer bundled with headphones and charging heads, excluding the reduction in related expenses such as transportation, Apple-related costs are reduced by about $6.6 billion, and Apple’s sales of these accessories are about $297 million, which means an extra profit of about $6.9 billion.