From PC Mag: Apple has been slapped with a $2 million fine in Brazil for selling iPhones without a charger.
In addition to levying a hefty fine (10,546,442.48 Brazilian real), São Paulo-based consumer protection foundation Procon on Friday also accused Apple of misleading advertising, selling defective products, maintaining unfair contract terms, and not repairing a product still under warranty.
"Apple needs to understand that in Brazil there are solid laws and institutions for consumer protection," Procon executive director Fernando Capez said in a statement. "It needs to respect these laws and these institutions." Cupertino did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment.
The iPhone 12 launched last year with a Lightning-to-USB-C cable, but no power adapter or earbuds as used to be typical. According to Apple, excluding the power adapter reduces the box size and increases shipping volumes. Smaller packaging also helps reduce annual carbon emissions.
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