Apple makes $6.5 billion in profit by not including chargers and earphones

Published on Mar 18, 2022 at 10:26 AM (UTC+4)
by Kate Bain

Last updated on Jul 01, 2022 at 5:00 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

Apple makes $6.5 billion in profit by not including chargers and earphones

Apple has reportedly made more than $6.5 billion USD in profit by not including chargers and earphones with its iPhone sales. 

Claiming its decision was to cut waste down for the environment, Apple saved about $35 USD with each iPhone sale. 

Since the decision, Apple customers have been forced to buy chargers and earphones for around $20 each. 

By removing the products, the company could also make its boxes smaller and therefore include more in each shipment – reducing its yearly carbon emissions by 2 million metric tons. 

The company’s head of environment Lisa Jackson said “we know customers have been accumulating adapters and that producing millions of unneeded adapters consumes resources and adds to our carbon footprint”. 

A spokesman for the company said Apple was “constantly innovating to conserve resources and protect the planet we all share”. 

“Already carbon neutral for our own operations, we’ve set an ambitious goal to become carbon neutral for our entire supply chain and product usage for 2030 – so every apple device sold will have net zero carbon impact,” he said. 

Customers have since taken to Twitter to accuse the company of being driven by profit rather than the environment.

“So Apple made 6.5 billion dollars by not including accessories… the irony is that each additional accessory you purchase now comes with its own packaging,” they said.

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Kate Bain

Kate Bain is the Page Editor at She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor. Kate is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her first child.