The iPhone 12 announcement was delayed and still doesn’t have a date to happen, with the device still having secrets kept. However, one of them appears to have been unraveled thanks to a change in the iOS code and reinforces speculation that the smartphone will not come with headphones in the box.
The clue is a text change in the iOS 14.2 code detected by the website MacRumors. According to the page, the operating system typically carried the following warning in its previous versions: “To reduce exposure to RF energy, use a hands-free option such as the built-in speaker, included headphones, or other accessories similar”.
In iOS 14.2, however, the word “included” has been removed, indicating that the product will not actually be in the product box and must be purchased separately.
The purpose of Apple it would popularize the AirPods, which are the company’s wireless headset models, and an influential industry analyst nailed this information a few months ago.
Another widely speculated absence is the company’s standard charger, which will be an optional accessory (and must be purchased separately, if necessary) to reduce the accumulation of objects by those who have recently owned an iPhone or already have a unit at home.
Still without confirmation from Apple, the iPhone 12 family may be presented on October 13th.