Brazil regulator fines Apple $2 million for not including chargers with iPhone 12 – The Verge1 min read

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The consumer protection firm in Brazils São Paulo state has actually fined Apple $2 million for failing to include chargers within iPhone 12 boxes, according to 9to5 Mac. Procon-SP states Apple taken part in “misleading marketing, offering a device without the battery charger and unreasonable terms.”
Apple announced in October that the iPhone 12 and would not feature chargers or earbuds in their boxes, mentioning ecological issues. By just consisting of a USB-C to Lightning cable television with iPhone 12 and other new designs, Apple stated it would be able to minimize the raw materials for each iPhone it offers, in addition to minimizing the size of the phones boxes. Critics recommended the modification had more to do with permitting Apple to lower shipping expenses, and environmental experts said the influence on the environment would likely be very little.
Procon stated it asked Apple whether the business would decrease the iPhone 12s cost given that there were no battery chargers included, and did not get a reaction. The agency likewise accused the company of failing to assist consumers who had “issues with some functions” on their iPhones following updates. A spokesperson for the firm said Apple “needs to respect these laws and these organizations.”
The fine does not appear like it would be particularly troubling for Apple, which had $111.4 billion in profits in the very first quarter of 2021 (that total includes 2020 holiday sales of iPhone 12 designs).
Apple did not immediately respond to an ask for comment Saturday from The Verge.

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