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Apple today introduced its iPhone 12 lineup, and as was rumored, all four models ship without EarPods or a power adapter in the box. Starting today, the iPhone 11, iPhone XR, and iPhone SE will no longer include these accessories either.


Apple’s website encourages customers to use their existing Apple power adapter and headphones or buy these accessories separately, and to help offset the cost, Apple has now lowered the price of its EarPods with a Lightning connector from $29 to $19. Apple’s new 20W power adapter for iPhones also retails for $19, down from $29 for its now-discontinued 18W power adapter that was included with the iPhone 11 lineup until now.

Apple touted the environmental benefits of no longer including EarPods or a power adapter with iPhones, noting that the move reduces carbon emissions and avoids the mining and use of rare-earth elements. iPhone 12 models also ship in

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  • Google’s deal to buy Fitbit is on the ropes. Despite making concessions to appease regulators, competitors say it’s not enough.
  • But Fitbit isn’t the only wearable tech company that could help Google take the fight to Apple.
  • We asked analysts to pick out some other companies Google could potentially acquire if the Fitbit deal doesn’t go through – or even if it does.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

We’re approaching a year since Google declared its plan to acquire wearables company Fitbit for $2.1 billion, and the deal still hasn’t closed. 

The acquisition has been under intense scrutiny around the world, and right now European regulators are digging deep into the deal. Earlier this week it was reported that the merger could be close to clearing after Google offered some concessions to regulators, but Reuters now reports that rivals say these aren’t enough.

Google showed us this week

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(Bloomberg) — Safe-haven assets seen as traditional hedges aren’t panning out as they once did, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Easy-money policies may actually be keeping investors in cash and away from other traditional buffers, strategists led by John Normand wrote in a note Friday. That’s because such policies create a zero-yield environment where cyclical assets might be too difficult to hedge, they said.

This kind of conservative mindset may not become popular enough to affect the direction of risky markets, but it could discourage investors from deploying their cash into other asset classes, the strategists said.

“Defensive assets are delivering their weakest performance and therefore worst hedge protection of any equity sell-off in at least a decade,” Normand said. “The wall of cash some hypothesize will inevitably flow into equity, credit and EM may remain very high indefinitely.”

The S&P 500 index is down about 8%

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