Selling iPhone without charger, Brazilian court fines Apple US$19 million

Selling iPhone without charger, Brazilian court fines Apple US$19 million

SAO PAULO: A Brazilian court on Thursday fined Apple Inc 100 million reais (US$19 million or RM90 million), and ruled that sales of new iPhones in the country must come with a battery charger.

“It is clear that, under the justification of a ‘green initiative,’ the defendant forced the consumer to purchase the necessary charger that was previously supplied with the product,” according to a statement from the Sao Paulo State Court.

The court ruled on the matter in a lawsuit filed by a lender, consumer and taxpayer association that argued the company was acting improperly by selling the product without a charger.

Apple in a statement said it would appeal the decision, Reuters reported.

Previously, the technology firm argued that the practice was aimed at reducing carbon emissions.

source – Astro Awani

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