My thoughts on removing charge bricks
TL;DR Apple wants bye bye to 5w and usb a charge brick
There are many controversies and rumours and thoughts on why Apple is removing the charge bricks from iPhone(and now Apple Watch). That it is for slimmer box, e-recycling, more revenue bla bla bla. But since watching the event and the website update, I sort of got what Apple is aiming for in another view, which leads up to the above reasons anyway.
In my personal thought, Apple is trying to push through full usb-c support at least on the wall plug side and at the same time drop 5w manufacturing altogether.
To support that,
1. the new iPads are getting a usb-c power brick(even iPad 8th gen!)
2. apple watch has a usb-c end magnetic charger listed on the accessories page. Although there is nowhere mentioned if usb-a or c cable is coming in the box.
3. iPhone pro 11 got usb c to lightning.
4. apple watch and iPhones(non pros) are the only two devices that comes with a 5w/usb a charger (Don’t know why charge brick is gone on pros as well tho. Maybe those are not going?)
So Apple wants to phase out usb a and 5w at the same time not willing to provide faster chargers.
In the near future, there would be no 5w charger/ no usb a power brick and that would trim down some of the little messy charger/cable supply for Apple.
How do you think?