Since Apple stopped including wired EarPods with its iPhones in 2020 with the iPhone 12, units sold in France have had to by law, include wired headphones as the French believed there is a risk to exposing younger people to electromagnetic waves.

However, the law has now changed and as of 24th January, Apple is no longer required to included EarPods so Apple has stopped. The company has said this is a good environmental benefit and the iPhone box is now thinner as a result. iPhone’s sold in France, like everywhere else now come with a single USB-C to Lightning cable.