Yeah I have a mac mini so it wouldn't matter to me but imagine getting an iPhone and having no way to charge it.Think about it... Apple knows most people have a Lightning - USB-A cable. For those that have already moved to USB-C, such as myself, Apple includes a Lightning - USB-C cable. Easy.
Life goes on.
I think its a cheap and cheesy move on Apples part. If you're a stockholder its great if not it does nothing
to enhance Apples image. All for an extra $5 in apples pocket.
But then there's the people who will buy Apples charger and and wireless headphones
after paying $1399 for the iPhone. again cheap and cheesy on Apples part if you ask me.