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Apple required to ship iPhone 12 models with chargers in Sao Paulo, Brazil

03 December 2020 0

Apple's current-gen iPhone 12 lineup comes with a number of changes but probably the biggest one is the omission of charging adapter and earphones from in-box accessories. It did start bundling Earpods with the package in France as it had to comply with local laws. Something is similar is set to happen in Sao Paulo, Brazil has Apple has been asked to ship iPhone 12 models with charging adapters.

Procon-SP, a consumer protection agency in Sao Paulo, has issued a statement detailing that Apple will be required to bundle chargers with each iPhone 12 model. It means no matter whether you purchase a new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max in Sao Paulo, you will get a charging adapter within the retail box.

Apple responded to the agency's initial request with the standard statement the adapters have been removed to reduce carbon emission and electronic waste. It is the same thing that we heard during the iPhone 12 launch event. Procon-SP said that while it understands the company's perspective, a charging adapter is an essential device to use the product i.e. iPhone.

The press release adds that Apple has failed to provide sufficient evidence to back its claims related to environmental benefits. It has also not specified that users with third-party chargers will get the same level of technical support as the ones with first-party chargers. Apple still has time to respond but if it fails to convince the agency, it will be fined and will have no choice but to bundle chargers with the new iPhone models.

  • The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Apple iPhone 12 Pro isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Apple iPhone 12 Mini isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Apple iPhone 12 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.

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