One of the rumors surrounding the upcoming iPhone 12 is that Apple might not be including accessories with the smartphone. We expect that the iPhone 12 will still come with a charging cable, but the rumors are claiming that the iPhone 12 might ditch the power adapter and also the bundled EarPods.
If you were wondering how true these rumors are, MacRumors has noted that in the iOS 14.2 beta, it seems that Apple has taken out references to the bundled EarPods. In the code that they discovered, it reads, “To reduce exposure to RF energy, use a hands-free option, such as the built-in speakerphone, headphones, or other similar accessories.”
Prior to that, the part about the headphones included an extra word “supplied”, which indicated that there would be headphones bundled with the iPhone. Now that the word has been removed, it would seem to suggest that the rumors were true after all, and that Apple might be ditching the accessory for the iPhone 12.
That being said, we can’t say that we’re too disappointed to learn about this. After all, we imagine that there are probably many iPhone users out there who have their own headphones or earphones that they’d much rather use, plus the quality from the bundled EarPods weren’t that great anyway, so it’s no big loss.