Apple will no longer provide headphones in iPhone packages in France from January 24th. That’s at least what Fnac indicates in its stores, stating that the headphones have been no longer available with Xiaomi smartphones since January 17th.
This is the result of a law aimed at reducing the ecological footprint of digital technology in France. An article in the text eliminates manufacturers’ obligation to provide a hands-free set (usually headphones) with new phones. The law put an end to what was included in the 2010 postal and electronic communications law, which wanted ” Reduce head exposure to radio frequency emissions during communications “.But the health risks have never been proven.
Soon Apple will no longer be required to supply headphones with its iPhones in France
for the sake of
Economie Ecology, Apple has stopped slipping wired headphones into its smartphones since the iPhone 12. With the exception of France, where the manufacturer supplies its smartphones packed in a big box. So this shouldn’t be the case from January 24th.
So French consumers will have to provide not only their headphones, but also their charger, an accessory that was also removed from the iPhone box.