Apple revealed in October of last year that the iPhone 12 would not have chargers or earbuds in the package due to environmental issues. Just a USB-C to Lightning cable is included with the new iPhones.
In Rio de Janeiro, A Brazilian regulatory agency has fined Apple $2 million for not having a charger in the recently introduced iPhone 12 range, accusing the company of false ads, marketing a smartphone without a charger, and charging unreasonable terms.
Apple revealed in October of last year that the iPhone 12 would not have chargers or earbuds in the package due to environmental issues. Just a USB-C to Lightning cable is included with the new iPhones. Apple has also been fined by the Brazilian consumer protection agency Procon-SP for failing to have a charger. According to 9to5 Mac, the firm said in November that the iPhone manufacturer “didn’t show environmental benefit.”
According to Procon-SP, the issue is “misleading advertisement, as iPhone 11 Pro customers have claimed that Apple has failed to fix their phones due to water damage.” “Apple exempts itself from both legal and implied assurances and against secret or not obvious flaws,” according to the department, which also cited “iOS upgrade challenges” and “unfair conditions” as other concerns.
“Apple must realize that Brazil has good consumer rights legislation and agencies. It must adhere to these laws and organizations “Fernando Capez, Executive Director of Procon-SP, was quoted as saying. Apple is yet to respond to the Procon-SP allegations.
While the iPhone 12 mini costs $729 in the United States, it costs about $1,200 in Brazil. In October, Apple launched the iPhone 12 model, announcing that the handset will come with only a charging cord and no power adapter or headphones.
According to the firm, it would save 2 million metric tonnes of carbon, the equivalent of withdrawing 450,000 vehicles from the road in a year.
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