Coming only one day after iPhone 12, where Apple revealed that it will no longer include a charger with its phones, OnePlus at the launch of the OnePlus 8T tried to ride it for fun. During the OnePlus 8T unveiling, the company showed a scene where the OnePlus 8T charger is coming out of the phone box. And then, just to make sure viewers got the message, the company explained it.
A OnePlus executive while explaining the specifications and features of the smartphone has placed a particular emphasis on the fact that the OnePlus 8T comes with a 65W charger inside the box. Explaining the charger’s capabilities, the OnePlus executive said: “Even though it costs us twice as much to produce as our previous power supply when you buy the OnePlus 8T, don’t worry, we’ll pack it for free.”
OnePlus unveiled its flagship OnePlus 8T device on October 14, a day after Apple launched its new range of iPhone. While Apple has launched four new iPhone and a HomePod Mini, OnePlus launched its fourth device of the year alongside OnePlus Buds Z.
Just to give you a little more context: Apple iPhone Line 12 ships without charger or EarPods inside the package. Not only that, Apple is also removing the charger and earphones from the iPhone existing. So, if you buy the iPhone 11 now, you won’t get the new charger unless you end up getting a unit that was shipped before this announcement was made.
Apple’s move has garnered mixed reactions from fans. The Cupertino giant had announced during the event that it will not include a charger or EarPods inside the box and will make it thinner for environmental reasons. Chargers and headsets bundled with phones often add to electronic waste. Most people already have a charger and a pair of earbuds, and the new ones mostly go unused. Although Apple has its reasons, it hasn’t gotten along with all Apple fans.
And it gave OnePlus a chance that took a subtle dig in Apple. He pointed out that the OnePlus 8T, which costs Rs 42,999, will come with a 65W warp charger but the iPhone 12 Pro Max with its price tag of Rs 1.29,000 will not.
Apple iPhone 12 Series phones ship with a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box. If users don’t already have a charger, they’ll need to buy one, and Apple is selling a power brick for Rs 1900 on its online store in India. The price of the charger was reduced after Apple made the announcement on October 14.
During the launch of the OnePlus 8T, OnePlus highlighted that its phone will come with a 65-inch charger, digging into Apple which is now shipping phones without chargers in the box.
- The OnePlus 8T comes with a 65W charger in the box.
- OnePlus highlighted this by examining Apple.
- Apple has announced that it will ship its phones without chargers in the box to reduce electronic waste.