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New iPhone 12 revealed, but big change in what you get in the box

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Apple's announcement of its iPhone 12 range of flagship phones also came with a bombshell announcement about a change in what you get for your money - what comes in the box.

The iPhone 12 will be the first device that ships without a charging adaptor; the power brick, the thing you plug into the wall. It also won't include a set of wired headphones.

These omissions from the box allow Apple to make the packaging smaller, reduce the production of items many people aren't using, and that's good for the environment.

It's also good for their bottom line. More iPhones fitting on a pallet for shipment means lower shipping costs per phone, and yes, much lower emissions from their shipping needs.

Will the iPhone 12 Charge with my existing iPhone Chargers?

The good news is that there's no fundamental change to the way the iPhone charges. Your existing "lightning" cable will work with a new iPhone.

The new iPhone 12 has been revealed
For the first time, Apple is releasing four new models in a range of features and sizes with the key feature of the announcement being 5G. (Apple)

If you have a wireless charger that will also still work with your new iPhone 12. iPhone 12 is capable of faster wireless charging up to 15W which probably points to a potential future where we don't need - or perhaps even have a charging port at the bottom. Time will tell.

Does the iPhone 12 come with a Charging Cable?

Yes it does. Inside the box, under the phone will be a USB-C to Lightning cable which will work with fast charging "bricks" on the market from company's like Belkin already.

However, that cable will not work with previous iPhone charging bricks, so - work that one out.

In the past couple of years Apple has announced three models of the iPhone, in 2020 there will be four models: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. (Apple)

Basically, if you want to use the cable in the box, you need to buy the wall plug, if you want to use your existing cables and chargers, good to go!

What is MagSafe charging?

Wireless charging is an amazing technology, however, sometimes it's hard to work out where to sit your phone on a charger.

MagSafe is a name Apple used for its MacBook Pro power cables many years ago, they just "snapped" into place.

With new MagSafe accessories from Apple and many other companies, we'll have chargers that snap onto the back, which are easier to sit your phone on, plus there will be new magnetic cases and attachments available to clip onto the back of your phone.

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro go on pre-order this Friday, available October 23, the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are on pre-order from November 7, on sale from November 13.

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