Sep 8, 2022

Brazil bans sales of iPhones without USB power adapters

Brazilian consumer agency Senacon said Apple's decision not to include power adapters with new iPhones discriminates against consumers by selling an "Incomplete product". São Paulo's consumer protection agency fined Apple £2m last year, saying the sale of iPhone 12 and every model since then, violates consumer law because they don't come with chargers. Apple stopped including power adapters and headphones in iPhone boxes with the launch of iPhone 12 in 2020.It said the move, which came after first ditching power adapters from new Apple Watch boxes, would help reduce Apple's carbon footprint, by making packaging smaller. "Sometimes it's not what we make, but what we don't make that counts," said Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice-president of environment, policy and social initiatives, at Apple's 2020 September keynote. Senacon, which launched its case against the move last year, said Apple's arguments for removing USB power adapters from iPhone boxes on sustainability grounds were "Not enough".

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