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Apple Will Contest Brazil's Ban On Selling iPhones Without A Charger

Apple Will Contest Brazil's Ban On Selling iPhones Without A Charger
Apple Inc. refuted accusations that it sells consumers a defective product on Tuesday by announcing it would appeal a Brazilian ruling prohibiting it from selling iPhones without a battery charger.
Apple was fined 12.275 million reais ($2.38 million) by the Justice Ministry, and the company was also told to stop selling the iPhone 12 and any subsequent models, as well as any iPhone models that don't include a charger.
The ministry claimed that the absence of an essential component in the iPhone constituted a "deliberate discriminatory practice against consumers" in the order, which was published on Tuesday in the nation's official gazette.
According to the authorities, there is no proof that selling the smartphone without a charger offers environmental protections, and they rejected Apple's claim that the action was taken to reduce carbon emissions.
Apple declared that it would appeal the ruling and that it would keep collaborating with the Senacon consumer protection organization in Brazil to "resolve their concerns."
"We have already won several court rulings in Brazil on this matter and we are confident that our customers are aware of the various options for charging and connecting their devices," Apple said.
The purchase was made the day before Apple is anticipated to reveal its newest iPhone model.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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