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Apple customers are outraged after learning the $799 iPhone 12 will NOT include a charger or EarPods

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Apple unveiled the new iPhone 12 during a live event Tuesday that is designed with 5G capabilities and a new camera, but it leaves out the charger and EarPods – and customers are disgusted by the news.

The tech giant claims the move is reduce the smartphone’s overall impact on the environment.

However, not only are users paying $799 for the handset, a $200 increase from the iPhone 11, but now they have to also spend nearly $90 to purchase the once free devices.

The tech giant seemed to excitedly announce that users can now purchase the $39 MagSafe Charger and the $49.99 Beats Flex wireless earphones in their place.

Apple customers were outraged following the event, more so that the firm says the  move is to reduce emissions – many users believe it is a ploy to save money.

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Apple unveiled the new iPhone 12 during a live event Tuesday that is designed with 5G capabilities and a new camera, but it leaves out the charger and EarPods – and customers are not happy

Apple unveiled the new iPhone 12 during a live event Tuesday that is designed with 5G capabilities and a new camera, but it leaves out the charger and EarPods – and customers are not happy

Apple unveiled the new iPhone 12 during a live event Tuesday that is designed with 5G capabilities and a new camera, but it leaves out the charger and EarPods – and customers are not happy

Apple held its annual iPhone event Tuesday during a livestream, due to the coronavirus still lingering in the US.

The firm unwrapped the highly anticipated iPhone 12, along with three other smartphones – the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and the all-new iPhone mini.

However, the biggest surprise of the day was Apple announcing this year’s devices will not include the traditional charger and EarPods – but it pushed the MagSafe and Beats Flex devices.

MagSafe is being used in the iPhone 12 range for chargers, phone cases and other accessories and allows for rapid 15W wireless charging.

MagSafe is being used in the iPhone 12 range for chargers, phone cases and other accessories and allows for rapid 15W wireless charging

MagSafe is being used in the iPhone 12 range for chargers, phone cases and other accessories and allows for rapid 15W wireless charging

he latest Beats Flex headphones, released to coincide with the iPhone 12 launch event, are billed as the Apple-owned company's 'most affordable premium wireless earphones to date'

he latest Beats Flex headphones, released to coincide with the iPhone 12 launch event, are billed as the Apple-owned company's 'most affordable premium wireless earphones to date'

The tech giant seemed to excitedly announce that users can now purchase the $39 MagSafe Charger (left)  and the $49.99 Beats Flex wireless earphones (right) in place

Many users have voiced their disgust about Apple's decision to remove the two once free devices, saying the firm is money hungry

Many users have voiced their disgust about Apple's decision to remove the two once free devices, saying the firm is money hungry

Many users have voiced their disgust about Apple’s decision to remove the two once free devices, saying the firm is money hungry

Apple says the change is to help the environment, but many iOS customers are not sold on the idea

Apple says the change is to help the environment, but many iOS customers are not sold on the idea

Apple says the change is to help the environment, but many iOS customers are not sold on the idea

Meanwhile the latest Beats Flex headphones, released to coincide with the iPhone 12 launch event, are billed as the Apple-owned company’s ‘most affordable premium wireless earphones to date’.

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s VP of environment, policy and social initiatives, said during the event: ‘Customers already have over 700 million Lightning headphones, and many customers have moved to a wireless experience.’

‘There are also over 2 billion Apple power adapters out there in the world, and that’s not counting the billions of third-party adapters.’

‘We’re removing these items from the iPhone box, which reduces carbon emissions and avoids the mining and use of precious materials.’

The tech giant, which was the first company to be valued at more than $2 trillion, says the decision to remove the two for the iPhone 12 will cut over 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions a year. By Apple's estimates, this works out as the same as almost 450,000 cars being taken off the road annually

The tech giant, which was the first company to be valued at more than $2 trillion, says the decision to remove the two for the iPhone 12 will cut over 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions a year. By Apple's estimates, this works out as the same as almost 450,000 cars being taken off the road annually

The tech giant, which was the first company to be valued at more than $2 trillion, says the decision to remove the two for the iPhone 12 will cut over 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions a year. By Apple’s estimates, this works out as the same as almost 450,000 cars being taken off the road annually

Apple customers were outraged following the event, more so that the firm says the move is to reduce emissions – many users believe it is a ploy to make save money

Apple customers were outraged following the event, more so that the firm says the move is to reduce emissions – many users believe it is a ploy to make save money

Apple customers were outraged following the event, more so that the firm says the move is to reduce emissions – many users believe it is a ploy to make save money

Users shared their frustrations about Apple eliminating the devices on Twitter, following the live event Tuesday

Users shared their frustrations about Apple eliminating the devices on Twitter, following the live event Tuesday

Users shared their frustrations about Apple eliminating the devices on Twitter, following the live event Tuesday 

The tech giant, which was the first company to be valued at more than $2 trillion, says the decision will cut over 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions a year.

By Apple’s estimates, this works out as the same as almost 450,000 cars being taken off the road annually.

Users shared their frustrations about Apple eliminating the devices on Twitter.

Jeremiah Harding shared: ‘Apple is now selling the iPhone… without a charger. Pretty soon, they’ll take your screen, and you’ll have you attach one with a dongle. Anyone on the hype train for any new iPhone is a shill. “Oh it’s 5G capable now!” So are tons of better, cheaper brands. With a charger.’

One Twitter users brought up the fact that Apple eliminated the charger and EarPods to cut down on packaging, but is now encouraging people to buy two separate devices, in separate packaging

One Twitter users brought up the fact that Apple eliminated the charger and EarPods to cut down on packaging, but is now encouraging people to buy two separate devices, in separate packaging

One Twitter users brought up the fact that Apple eliminated the charger and EarPods to cut down on packaging, but is now encouraging people to buy two separate devices, in separate packaging 

Not only are users paying $799 for the handset, a $200 increase from the iPhone 11, but now they have to also spend nearly $90 to purchase the once free devices

Not only are users paying $799 for the handset, a $200 increase from the iPhone 11, but now they have to also spend nearly $90 to purchase the once free devices

Not only are users paying $799 for the handset, a $200 increase from the iPhone 11, but now they have to also spend nearly $90 to purchase the once free devices

Most of the gripes shared include a little dose of humor, as one user predicts Apple CEO Tim Cook will reveal that the iPhone 13 will be ‘DIY.’

‘With the iPhone 13, we’re doing something revolutionary. For the first time, we will let you DIY your own phones. You may be answering why, and it’s because I’m a capitalist scum that wants to reduce costs as much as possible because you will buy it anyways,’ reads the post.

Reports about Apple eliminating the charger and EarPods has been circulating the web for most of the year, all of which had suggested that would create a cheaper iPhone 12 – some even rumored a price of $649.

However, some users mentioned that the iPhone 11, which includes the charger and EarPods, costs $599, while the latest model is $200 more and is with the added devices.

According to a post in a thread on MacRumors, a user said they spoke with an Apple employee while getting their smartphone fixed at a retail location.

‘The associate that called ended up having a long, completely random talk with me about technology in general,’ reads the post.

Most of the gripes shared include a little dose of humor, as one user predicts Apple CEO Tim Cook will reveal that the iPhone 13 will be ‘DIY'

Most of the gripes shared include a little dose of humor, as one user predicts Apple CEO Tim Cook will reveal that the iPhone 13 will be ‘DIY'

Most of the gripes shared include a little dose of humor, as one user predicts Apple CEO Tim Cook will reveal that the iPhone 13 will be ‘DIY’

Many users are outraged by the news Apple is removing the charger and EarPods with the new iPhone 12, primarily that the smartphone is not cheaper

Many users are outraged by the news Apple is removing the charger and EarPods with the new iPhone 12, primarily that the smartphone is not cheaper

Many users are outraged by the news Apple is removing the charger and EarPods with the new iPhone 12, primarily that the smartphone is not cheaper

‘Somehow, the cost of a lightning cable came up, after asking if I could get my leather case replaced. Turns out, it’s $0.19 to manufacture a Lightning cable, although he wasn’t sure if that included the box, etc.’

Apple’s tiny USB Power Adapter was $29.99 on its website, but after the firm pulled it from the iPhone boxes, it dropped the device down to $19.00.

Ben Wood, Chief of Research at CCS Insight, adds: ‘It’s easy to be skeptical about Apple removing the charger and headphones from the box, and there are undoubtedly cost-savings, but the environmental benefits can’t be ignored.

‘Other phone-makers have embraced this approach, but Apple’s decision is likely to mean that in many cases the days of a charger and headphones being included with a new smartphone are over.’

Apple unveils new iPhone 12 with super fast 5G connectivity 

Apple has officially unveiled the new iPhone 12 during a live event that was watched by millions from around the world.

The smartphone is designed with rounded edges that look similar to the iPad Pro and boasts 5G cellular connectivity – the biggest upgrade to the smartphone.

This allows the device to access Verizons 5G ultrawide band, which is the fastest system in the world with over 4 gigabytes per second, according to Apple.

The iPhone 12 also includes a ceramic shield that the firm says is ‘tougher than any smartphone glass.’

The new addition is ‘virtually impervious to heat and electricity’ and makes it more resistant if dropped. 

Along with the iPhone 12, Apple announced three other smartphones including the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone Pro Max and its all-new iPhone mini with a price tag of $699. 

The tech giant also unleashed its fastest camera into the new lineup.

The dual-lens camera system boasts a 12-megapixel ultra-wide and wide lenses, along with a seven-element lens that improves low-light performance by 27 percent.

Apple is opening pre-orders for the iPhone 12 on October 16, which comes with a price tag of $799 – but devices will not include wall chargers or Lightning EarPods.

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Morgan Hipworth reveals his secret to the perfect French fries that’s TASTIER than McDonald’s

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A teenage baker has revealed his secret to making perfectly crispy French fries at home every time without using a deep fryer.

Morgan Hipworth, founder of the Melbourne business Bistro Morgan Bakehouse, shared a now-viral TikTok video exactly how he made the homemade chips crunchy and golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

The 19-year-old used four ingredients – red skinned potatoes, olive oil salt, and herbs.

‘Let’s make fries that are tastier and healthier than McDonald’s,’ Morgan claimed.

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A teenage baker has revealed his secret to making perfectly crispy French fries at home every time without using a deep fryer

A teenage baker has revealed his secret to making perfectly crispy French fries at home every time without using a deep fryer

Morgan Hipworth shared a now-viral TikTok video exactly how he made the homemade chips crunchy and golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside

Morgan Hipworth shared a now-viral TikTok video exactly how he made the homemade chips crunchy and golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside

Morgan Hipworth (pictured) has revealed his secret to making perfectly crispy French fries at home every time without using a deep fryer

How to make Morgan Hipworth’s perfect French fries 

INGREDIENTS

Red skinned potatoes 

Olive oil

Salt

Herbs (optional)

METHOD

Preheat oven to 200C. 

Peel and cut potatoes into fries. Place fries into a pot of cold, salted water.

Bring the pot to boil, then boil for a further two minutes. Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a baking tray. Season with salt and your favourite herbs.

Bake for 25 minutes at 200C or until crispy and golden all over.

Remove the tray from the oven and serve.

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He started by peeling and cutting the potatoes into sticks. 

‘First up, we need to peel and cut the potatoes into fries. Add the fries to a pot with cold water and sea salt,’ Morgan explained.

Then he parboiled the fries, bringing the potatoes to boil for a further two minutes.

Parboiling potatoes in a pot of salted water will slash the roasting time in the oven and ensure the insides become really fluffy. 

He drained the potatoes and transferred them onto a baking tray.

‘Bake with olive oil, salt and your favourite herbs at 200 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes,’ he said.

‘Boom, there you have it. The perfect French fries.’

He started by peeling and cutting the potatoes into sticks

He started by peeling and cutting the potatoes into sticks

Then he added the fries into a pot of cold water and sea salt

Then he added the fries into a pot of cold water and sea salt

The 19-year-old used four ingredients – red washed potatoes, olive oil salt, and herbs. He started by peeling and cutting the potatoes into sticks. Then he added the fries into a pot of cold water and sea salt

Once the potatoes are parboiled, the 19-year-old transferred them onto a baking tray where he seasoned with salt

Once the potatoes are parboiled, the 19-year-old transferred them onto a baking tray where he seasoned with salt

He suggested using your favourite herbs for the fries

He suggested using your favourite herbs for the fries

Once the potatoes are parboiled, the 19-year-old transferred them onto a baking tray where he seasoned with salt and herbs

His video has since been viewed more than 4.6 million times, with hundreds amazed at how simple and easy it was to create the fast food-inspired fries at home.

‘No way are you serious these are baked fries? They look so real,’ one said.

Many who recreated the fries at home claimed they tasted just as good as McDonald’s version. 

‘I made them the way he did and they turned out really good, like actual fries,’ one said, while another wrote: ‘I just made them for dinner and they were so good.’

Some suggested roasting the potatoes with the skin on. 

‘I made them and they are super good but you can leave the skin on,’ one said.

However, others said nothing could ever beat the classic McDonald’s fries.

‘You can try and do it but nothing is better than a McDonald’s fries,’ one said, while another added: ‘No chip that is baked in a oven is better than frying it’s just a rule of life.’

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Girl, 9, runs home after a ‘creepy’ man emerged from some bushes and told her ‘come here’ 

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A nine-year-old girl has relived the terrifying moment a ‘creepy’ man chased her on her way home from school. 

Bella Boyer said she was walking through Quinns Rocks, in north Perth, when a man emerged from some bushes and came towards her on Thursday. 

‘He had this creepy smile on his face and said “come here”,’ Bella told 7NEWS Perth. 

Bella Boyer, 9, (pictured right with mum Nicole Boyer) was walking home from school on Thursday when a 'creepy' man emerged from some bushes and chased her

Bella Boyer, 9, (pictured right with mum Nicole Boyer) was walking home from school on Thursday when a 'creepy' man emerged from some bushes and chased her

Bella Boyer, 9, (pictured right with mum Nicole Boyer) was walking home from school on Thursday when a ‘creepy’ man emerged from some bushes and chased her 

Bella said the man approached her on St Barnabas Boulevard and followed her down the street to Foundation Park.

The nine-year-old said she was ‘really scared’ and described her attacker as dressed in all black.   

‘He was wearing all black clothes, black boots, black hair and a big beard,’ she explained.

Her mother, Nicole Boyer, said she knew something was wrong when Bella came home. 

Bella explained there was a man ‘trying to get’ her. 

Ms Boyer asked Bella questions about the attacker before calling out to Bella’s father that someone had chased her. 

Ms Boyer said the experience was ‘every parent’s worst nightmare’.

The incident was reported and WA Police have been making inquiries. 

Bella warned other Perth residents to ‘stay safe’ and avoid the man. 

Her family have urged everyone to stay alert and be wary of strangers.  

Bella said she was walking on St Barnabas Boulevard  in Quinns Rocks, north Perth, and was forced to run after the man (file image pictured above) told her to 'come here'

Bella said she was walking on St Barnabas Boulevard  in Quinns Rocks, north Perth, and was forced to run after the man (file image pictured above) told her to 'come here'

Bella said she was walking on St Barnabas Boulevard  in Quinns Rocks, north Perth, and was forced to run after the man (file image pictured above) told her to ‘come here’

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Off-duty police officer stood down after allegedly pulling out badge and assaulted a woman

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A probationary police officer who joined the force just two weeks ago has been stood down without pay after he was charged over an alleged drunken assault.

The alleged incident was captured on CCTV at a hotel in Ryde in Sydney’s north-west shortly before midnight on Wednesday night.

The footage shows the 41-year-old officer allegedly grabbing hold of and assaulting a young woman who was attempting to flee him.

He can be seen repeatedly flashing his police badge in the air as his alleged victim runs into the hotel to escape him.

Bystander Levi Minchin was walking home when he heard the woman and her female friend calling out for assistance.

A NSW probationary constable has been charged with three counts of assault. The alleged incident (pictured) was captured on CCTV on Wednesday night

A NSW probationary constable has been charged with three counts of assault. The alleged incident (pictured) was captured on CCTV on Wednesday night

A NSW probationary constable has been charged with three counts of assault. The alleged incident (pictured) was captured on CCTV on Wednesday night

‘They yelled help, so my instinct was to run over and just do whatever I could in my power, so I ran over,’ Mr Minchin told Nine News.

‘I could tell he was drunk, you could smell it.

‘He was swearing at them, telling them to get the f*** outside continuously.’

The footage shows Mr Minchin intervening and trying to reason with the officer, who continues trying to show his authority by flashing his police badge.

The alleged altercation then turned physical, with Mr Minchin managing to push the probationary constable to the ground and restrain him until police arrive.

The rookie officer was one of 192 officers who graduated from the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn on October 9.

Bystander Levi Minchin intervenes after hearing the women's distressed calls for help as the rookie officer flashes his police badge (pictured)

Bystander Levi Minchin intervenes after hearing the women's distressed calls for help as the rookie officer flashes his police badge (pictured)

Bystander Levi Minchin intervenes after hearing the women’s distressed calls for help as the rookie officer flashes his police badge (pictured)

He was one of five recruits aged over-40 and was stationed at a command in the North West Metropolitan Region.

He was charged with three counts of common assault and bailed to appear in Burwood Local Court on November 30. 

The probationary officer was also stood down without pay and ordered to give back his badge as NSW Police review his employment status. 

The alleged altercation with Mr Minchin then turns physical, who manages to push the probationary constable to the ground and restrain him until police arrive.

The alleged altercation with Mr Minchin then turns physical, who manages to push the probationary constable to the ground and restrain him until police arrive.

 The alleged altercation with Mr Minchin then turns physical, who manages to push the probationary constable to the ground and restrain him until police arrive.

‘The NSW Police Force immediately took appropriate action to address the alleged criminal behaviour undertaken by the officer while off-duty,’ a spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.

‘The NSW Police Force expects the highest standards and values from every one of its serving officers, while either on or off duty, and has a well-established Code of Conduct and Ethics which every officer is expected to uphold. 

‘If these values are not met, or if the actions of an officer brings the Force into disrepute, their employment can be terminated, under section 80(3). As such, appropriate steps are being taken to terminate the officer’s employment.’

The alleged incident happened outside a hotel in Tucker Street, Ryde in Sydney's north-west

The alleged incident happened outside a hotel in Tucker Street, Ryde in Sydney's north-west

The alleged incident happened outside a hotel in Tucker Street, Ryde in Sydney’s north-west

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