Well, not only “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” but also “if you can’t beat them, join them!”
The new iPhone 12 won’t come with a charger or a headset, just like the Fairphone! Yes, Apple are copying Fairphone and saying it is because of trying to reduce their environmental footprint. So, it looks like Fairphone really are having a positive impact on the smartphone industry!
In fact, Miquel is referred to in this report from last week:
The cynic in me says they’re only doing this to increase profit margins as they can cut costs on the main item and sell the accessories for higher margins. However, the realist in me says that the end result is still less e-waste, which is a good thing