Please, sign this petition.
We love Apple and support their environmental initiatives. However, some of them may lead to the opposite effect, such as removing power charger from the iPhone box.
According to Lisa P. Jackson, vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives at Apple, “There are also over 2 billion Apple power adapters out there in the world, and that’s not counting the billions of third-party adapters. We’re removing these items from the iPhone box, which reduces carbon emissions and avoids the mining and use of precious materials.”
The main problem here is that all iPhone models (with an exception of 11 Pro series) carried the power adapter in the box with USB Type-A port. New models come with a USB Type-C cable, making it impossible to use with old chargers. And in many cases it’s literally unsafe to use old USB Type-A lightning cables because they are prone to fraying.
The widespread adoption of USB Type-C began around 2015, and the average iPhone lifespan is 4 years, so Apple had time for a transition. But they did not.
All of it forces a lot of customers to buy new chargers in the separate packaging, producing unnecessary environmental impact and reduces customer satisfaction.
We ask Apple to provide the power adapter free of charge as opt-in option at the moment of purchase.
This simple approach will allow to maintain balance between customer needs and environmental efforts.
Let the customer decide whether he needs the power adapter or not!