According to online sources, thanks to the efforts of the Brazilian consumer protection agency Procon-SP, Apple was fined almost $ 2 million due to the lack of chargers included with the new iPhones, which, as it turned out, violates local consumer protection law. …
According to reports, back in December last year, the agency Procon-SP notified Apple that selling smartphones without a charger was a violation of local law. However, Apple responded by saying that most buyers already have chargers, so there is no need to include one more in the box.
After ruling on the fine, Procon-SP stated that Apple must respect and understand Brazilian law and consumer protection institutions. It is noteworthy that the American company was fined not only for the lack of a charger, but also for misleading customers about the iPhone’s water resistance. Since the iPhone 7, Apple smartphones have been waterproof. For example, the iPhone 12 is certified to be submerged in water up to 6 meters for 30 minutes.
Procon-SP claims that Apple refuses to repair under warranty iPhones that have failed due to water. In addition, the American company is accused of deliberately slowing down older iPhones through software updates in order to induce users to purchase new models. As for the fine, Apple will have the opportunity to appeal it.
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