Your new iPhone 12 should be $38 cheaper

I’ve been vocal about my contempt for Apple removing the charger and earbuds from its iPhone boxes without compensating consumers. I’ve written a newsletter about it (sign up here, it’s worth it) and covered the news when it was finally confirmed.

And today we have a bit more information and know how much cheaper your iPhone 12 should be as a result: $38.

There are two reasons we know this.

The first is Apple has updated the price of its EarPods, dropping them $10 from $29 to $19. The second is the company introduced a new 20W charger, which also costs $19. That means Apple values what it removed from the iPhone box at $38.