That is such a horse shit take.
Charging expertise has improved dramatically over time. A 4 yr previous iphone charger will likely be far slower than a brand new one. Chargers/cables additionally degrade over time.
loads of individuals unload or hand down their used telephones once they improve (particularly iphones).
Promoting the brick individually is solely revenue searching for, getting people who find themselves already dropping a ton of cash on a brand new cellphone to choose up the charging brick whereas they’re at it. Decreasing ewaste is only a cowl story.
In the event that they have been severe about lowering ewaste, they’d make telephones extra repairable, they’d make OEM batteries accessible to customers or a minimum of make battery substitute servicing inexpensive/wise.