iPhone 13: What's in the box?

iPhone 13: What's in the box?
What comes in the retail box alongside your new Apple iPhone 13 smartphone? This is the place to find out if your iPhone 13 will come with a charger in the box, and pretty much what to expect.

To learn more about the latest features and design changes of the new iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, please refer to our extensive Apple event coverage:

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In any case, what we'll focus on here is something those new and shiny Apple smartphones all have in common – the packaging contents.

Apple iPhone 13

Apple iPhone 13

The Good

  • Much improved battery life
  • Dynamic and jolly photos in more challenging conditions
  • Easy to view outdoors display with perfect calibration
  • Snazzy Cinematic video mode
  • Double the predecessor storage for the same price

The Bad

  • Slow display refresh rate for the price point
  • Wired and wireless charging take comparatively long
  • Cinematic video mode is finicky without good lighting
  • Taller notch eats into some video formats
  • Worse value for money ratio than the iPhone 13 Pro

What's in the iPhone 13 box?

  • iPhone
  • USB Type-C to Lightning cable
  • Documentation
  • Sim ejector tool
  • Apple sticker

What's not in the iPhone 13 box?

  • Power adapter
  • Headphones
  • Lightning to headphone jack adapter
  • Case

Indeed, continuing its trend of removing pack-in accessories, Apple is particularly committed to not including a charger with iPhones anymore, expecting users to already have an older one that they can use. Alternatively, Apple will be happy to sell users a new one, separately.

As sneaky as not including a charger is, Apple has legitimately noble reasons for going this route, although its potential extra profits from selling chargers separately and reducing its shipment costs can't be overlooked.

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Why no charger is included with the iPhone 13?

Apple claims that not including chargers has reduced its carbon footprint. No charger means a smaller iPhone 13 retail box, so more boxes can be shipped at once. This reduces the overall shipments and, in turn, reduces the environmental impact from shipping the new iPhones.

In addition, Apple says that the act of millions of people reusing their older chargers helps reduce carbon emissions and lessens the mining and use of precious materials, as no new chargers need to be made and shipped over and over, every year.

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