no chargers with the iPhone 12 The Consumer Protection Agency in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo issued a decision imposing a $ 2 million fine on Apple for not including chargers with the iPhone 12, and this news came according to 9to5 Mac.
Procon-SP also says that Apple has engage in “completely misleading and incorrect ads, and the device without a charger and on unfair terms.”
Earlier, in October specifically, Apple announced that the iPhone 12 will not come with chargers or headphones in its boxes, and the reason is due to environmental concerns.
The company has included a USB-C to Lightning cable with the iPhone 12 and other new models only, and Apple has said that it will be able to reduce raw materials for each iPhone it sells, as well as reduce the size of the phone boxes, but critics have suggested that the change is more about letting Apple cut Shipping costs only, and the reason is not due to the environmental reasons mentioned, and environmentalists said the impact on the environment is likely to be minimal.
Procon said it asked Apple if the company would lower the price of the iPhone 12 due to the lack of chargers included, but has not received any response.
The agency has accused Apple of failing to assist customers who have “issues with some functionality” on their iPhones after updates.
A spokesman for the agency said that Apple “needs to respect these laws and these institutions.”
But the fine doesn’t seem to be particularly troublesome for Apple, given the $ 111.4 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2021, and that includes the total sales of 2020 iPhone 12 models.