iPhone recalled for being sold without a charger
consequences technoblog In Brazil, the country’s Consumer Protection Agency has been confiscating Apple phones since November 11. The affected models range from the iPhone 12 to the iPhone 14, as well as the new box version of the iPhone 11 without a charger. This action was carried out on hundreds of devices in a number of official Apple Stores in the Brazilian capital, such as Claro, Vivo, Fast Shop, iPlaces.
The move comes after Brazil’s Justice Ministry banned the sale of iPhones without a charger, but not Apple. Consumer Affairs Senacon launched an iPhone collection campaign to force Apple to comply with local laws.
In September, Brazilian regulators banned the sale of iPhones and also deleted trademark registrations for the iPhone 12 and newer models. The reason is “Apple sells unfinished products” when there is no charger. Apple later confirmed that it would appeal.
Three days after the seizure, Apple Brazil filed a request with the country’s government for permission to sell the device pending a final decision on the dispute. On November 22, the above items were sold again.
book page Mac Magazine of Brazil quoted the judge as saying Senacon violated several principles of legality and fairness in making decisions involving Apple products, even though many other devices on the market lack chargers.
In response to the earlier ban, Apple said it was confident of winning and had taken steps to eliminate box loading to protect the environment. “There are already billions of USB-A power adapters around the world that customers can use to connect and charge. The dismantling reduces CO2 emissions by more than two million tons, the equivalent of avoiding 500,000 cars a year,” Apple said. Time.
consequences 9to5macWhile Apple is confident on the phone, it has also taken first steps to defuse tensions with Brazil. The new Apple TV 4K models have removed the USB-C cable, but the version sold in Brazil still comes with this accessory.