Brazil Fines Apple $2M For Not Including Charger In iPhone 12 Box
Brazilian consumer watchdog has fined Apple $2 million for not including a charger in the newly-launched iPhone 12 series. Procon-SP says Apple engaged in “misleading advertising, selling a device without the charger and unfair terms.”
Apple in October last year announced that the iPhone 12 would not come with chargers or earbuds in their boxes, citing environmental concerns. The new iPhones come with only a USB-C to Lightning cable.
“Apple needs to understand that in Brazil there are solid consumer protection laws and institutions. It needs to respect these laws and these institutions,” Procon-SP Executive Director Fernando Capez was quoted as saying.
Apple was yet to comment on Procon-SP charges.