Apple slapped with a huge fine for selling iPhones without chargers in Brazil

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For selling iPhones in Brazil without a charger, Apple has once again been hit with a huge fine. A Brazilian court has ordered Apple to pay BRL 100 million (about Rs 150 crore) and declared that if the corporation wants to sell its iPhones in the nation, it must include a charger in the retail package with the phone.

The Association of Borrowers, Consumers, and Taxpayers filed a complaint against Apple, alleging that the company is engaging in “abusive tactics” by marketing its high-end iPhones without a charger. The lawsuit resulted in the Sao Paulo state court judgement against Apple. Apple has said that it will appeal the court’s decision, just as the corporation did for the last judgement.

The company responded by stating that it had discontinued providing an adaptor as part of its attempts to lower carbon emissions. According to a Reuters story, the top authorities dissented from Apple’s position and stated that there is “no evidence that selling the smartphone without a charger will give environmental protections.”

“It is evident that, under the justification of a ‘green initiative,’ the defendant imposes on the consumer a required purchase of charger adaptors that were previously supplied along with the product,” the court’s decision said.

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