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Buy an iPhone in France and you’ll still get EarPods with it

With the introduction of the iPhone 12 line-up, Apple is removing the power adapter and EarPods, both of which were formally included. Well, except for France.

As noted by MacRumors, all Apple smartphones in the country will still come with both a USB-C to Lightning cable and EarPods with a Lightning connector. The article notes that the inclusion of earphones is likely due to legislation in France that requires all smartphones to include a “handsfree kit” to protect children under 14 from the potential risk of electromagnetic radio waves. Promoting the use of a mobile phone without a handsfree accessory in France is punishable by a criminal fine of 75,000 euros.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.