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.”

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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.

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