Phones will not include a charger in the future.
With recent rumors and lots of sites reporting that Apple iPhone 12 due to be released this year will not include a charger or EarPods in the box and yesterday saw the news that Samsung will also not include a charger in the boxes of some of its smartphones from 2021. And more companies will follow this trend very soon.
Many bloggers have cited 4 reasons for doing this- profits, shipping cost, a transition to a future no port phones, and e-waste. I get it, the company wants to make a profit as much as possible. They should just cut the price of the phone so that people may be able to buy a charger with the amount they save from the price cut or provide charger or give some gift cards who don't want a charger or provide options to buy a phone without a charger or with charger.
Although I get it about e-waste and being more environmentally friendly. I have unused chargers lying around. But some people may be a first-time buyer of a new phone like the iPhone which doesn't support USB c-type which is common in all other phones. Thus he needs a new charger. And most of the phones today come with fast chargers with more power so I may need to upgrade to a new fast charger that comes with the latest model. If they care about the environment maybe not include the stickers. And provide over the top specifications like 12 GB ram and 512 GB space it is unnecessary although these things are highly subjective, I don't think the phone requires this much power. Even my laptop has 8GB ram and it is more than enough.
If they are thinking about the environment that's well and good but if it is another sales strategy then its not good. We have seen this strategy with the headphone jack and people buy costly Bluetooth headphones now with the headphone gone. is it another strategy to sell slow wireless charger, we will know soon. The consumer should be provided an option, period.