This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Apple is no longer bundling a charging adapter and earbuds with the iPhone 12 series and the reduced-priced iPhone 11 and iPhone XR. Samsung posted a statement on Facebook poking fun at the policy.
The company's official account posted, "Your Galaxy does give you what you are looking for. From the most basic as a charger," in the text, with a photo of the charger. The date is just after the iPhone 12 launch event on October 13, and the reference to "and even 120Hz screen" could be directed at the rumor that the iPhone 12 Pro Max has abandoned the 120Hz screen (which is actually still at 60Hz like the previous year's model).
While Apple said at the announcement event that the removal of the chargers from the bundle was for the sake of a "carbon-neutral society," or environmental protection, there is speculation that it was actually to absorb the increased costs of 5G support in the iPhone 12 series.
Samsung is including a USB-C power adapter in the Galaxy series at the time of writing, but the company is also rumored to be planning to discontinue including it in some smartphones starting in 2021. Some believe that this is also ostensibly because chargers are already "in widespread use" and is actually aimed at reducing manufacturing costs.
It's a tradition for Samsung to poke fun at Apple every time a new iPhone is released.
On Samsung Mobile US's Twitter account, the company made fun of Apple's delayed 5G support, saying, "Some people are just saying hi to speed now, we've been friends for a while. Get your Galaxy 5G device now," referring to the "Hi, Speed." that Apple posted when announcing the iPhone launch event.
Samsung even released ads poking fun at the iPhone X's notch and the lack of a microSD card slot. On the other hand, it has a history of deleting videos poking fun at the lack of an earphone jack on the iPhone, around the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 series, which also eliminated the earphone jack. You may want to take a screenshot of this Facebook and Twitter post and save it permanently.
Source: Samsung (Facebook)
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