How much exactly? Well, according to Apple's latest Environmental Progress Report, going brick-less saved 861,000 metric tons of copper, tin, and zinc ore. In addition, the decision to deprive iPhone 12 series users of their rightfully earned chargers meant a lot of plastic and boxing paper production saved, plus a lot less transportation emissions as Apple was able to significantly reduce the box size, hence fit much more iPhones in individual shipping containers.
Leaving out those adapters was a bold change for Apple, and a necessary one for our planet," claims the company on its the environmental website. "Since removing them from iPhone and Apple Watch packaging last year, we've avoided mining a significant amount of materials from the earth, and we've eliminated the emissions that come from processing and transporting them," it added."