Apple to appeal Brazil sales ban of iPhone without charger

Apple to appeal Brazil sales ban of iPhone without charger

Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) refuted accusations that it sells consumers a defective product on Tuesday by announcing it would appeal a Brazilian ruling prohibiting it from selling iPhones without a battery charger.

Apple was fined 12.275 million reais ($2.38 million) by the Justice Ministry, and the corporation was also told to stop selling the iPhone 12 and any subsequent models, as well as any iPhone models that don’t have a charger.

The ministry said that the absence of a vital component in the iPhone constituted a “deliberate discriminatory conduct against consumers” in the decision, which was published on Tuesday in the nation’s official gazette.

According to the authorities, there is no proof that selling the smartphone without a charger improves environmental protection, and they dismissed Apple’s claim that the action was taken to reduce carbon emissions.

Apple said it would continue to work with Brazilian consumer protection agency Senacon in order to “resolve their concerns,” while saying it would appeal the decision.

“We have already won several court rulings in Brazil on this matter and we are confident that our customers are aware of the various options for charging and connecting their devices,” Apple said.

The order comes a day before Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone model.

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