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Brazil Bans iPhone Sales Until Apple Puts Chargers Back in the Box

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We all have our individual gripes with Apple and their way of doing things, but the country of Brazil has gone to a whole new level!

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Over the last twenty years, Apple has become a leading figure in the tech market, despite facing some controversy.

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From removing the iconic home button to getting rid of the headphone jack, Apple has seen its fair share of fuss.

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However, the latest drama is a step too far for the government of Brazil. So, they have prohibited Apple from selling iPhones in the country until they put the chargers back in the boxes.

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Apple began not including a charger with the iPhone 12 in 2020, and subsequent releases have continued the practice.

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The Ministry of Justice and Public Security released a statement that accuses the tech brand of “refusing to sell a complete product through discrimination against the consumer and transferring responsibility to third parties.”

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Alongside the ban, they have also imposed a fine of R$12,275,500 (about $2.3 million USD).

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The statement also warns of “even more severe punishments” if Apple fails to comply with the demands.

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Apple has spoken out in relation to the drama, via Reuters: “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.”

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Apple’s reported justification for moving away from including chargers in the box is to benefit the environment.

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Just a day after Brazil’s announcement, the tech company released details of their new rafts of iPhones and Apple Watches.

What do you think?

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