Brazil has started a war against Apple to stop the sale of iPhones without chargers

Brazil has started a war against Apple to stop the sale of iPhones without chargers

Brasilia’s accusations against the Cupertino giant are three: “Sale of incomplete products, consumer discrimination and transfer of responsibility to third parties”.

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The new iPhones 14 will be sold without a charger. A decision that is certainly not new for Cupertino, given that this line is being carried out by theiPhone 12. Green choice, according to Apple. Those who have a product with the logo of the bitten apple often have or have had others and therefore to recharge them can very well use an old battery charger. Not to mention that iPhones have long supported wireless charging and therefore to increase the percentage of the battery just place the smartphone on any compatible base. Almost criminal choice, according to Brazil. As can be read on the website of the Ministry of Justice, the sales block of all iPhones on the market without the charger.

Not only. The ministry also sanctioned Apple Computer Brasil for over 12 million Brazilian Real, about $ 2.3 million. It is not the first time that the country has fined Apple, given that in 2021 it had imposed another fine, also of about 2 million dollars. Meanwhile, in the press release from the ministry there are at least three accusations that can be read: “Sale of incomplete products, consumer discrimination and transfer of responsibility to third parties”. Now Cupertino can challenge the decision but if it continues to sell iPhones without chargers, they explain from Brasilia, it could also be accused of recidivism and see the penalties against it increase.

Samsung’s precedent

In this war Brasilia can count on a battle that has already been won. Faced with the same request, also made by the Brazilian Ministry, Samsung was backward on its positions: first in fact it had agreed to send chargers for free to its customers and then it had included this accessory in the confections of its smartphones. Will he be able to win over Apple too?

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