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Brazil court fines Apple $19 million for not including chargers with iPhones. Netizens are happy

According to Apple, not bundling chargers with iPhones will save 861,000 tonnes of copper, zinc and tin. However, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice told Apple that it can help the environment by allowing USB-C support in its devices.

Edited By: India TV Trending Desk New Delhi Published on: October 14, 2022 22:03 IST
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A court in Brazil has fined Apple nearly $19 million for not selling iPhones with a charging socket unit, saying it must provide chargers with its iPhones in the country. Apple has said it will appeal the decision. According to Barron's, the judge called the non-inclusion of chargers in phone purchases an "abusive practice" that "requires consumers to purchase a second product in order for the first to work." The tech giant stopped giving power adapters with its iPhones in 2020 with iPhone 12, citing environmental concerns. The company now only gives charging cable with new iPhones.

According to Apple, not bundling chargers with iPhones will save 861,000 tonnes of copper, zinc and tin. However, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice told Apple that it can help the environment by allowing USB-C support in its devices. "It is evident that, under the justification of a 'green initiative,' the defendant imposes on the consumer a required purchase of charger adaptors that were previously supplied along with the product," said the court's ruling.

Following this, many Apple users expressed happiness as they had to spend extra money buying chargers for their apple devices. A user wrote, "Every country needs to be like Brazil to protect consumers from forced purchases!" Another asked, "Why isn't the Brazilian court forcing Apple to include free earphones with new iPhones?" A third comment read, "Charger is a dependent asset of phone when we purchase a mobile box. This need to be globally.@GoI_MeitY.

Meanwhile, the tech giant Apple might bring USB-C port to AirPods and Mac accessories by 2024. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the company might introduce USB-C to its newest AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods by the year 2024, while Mac accessories like the Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad may convert to USB-C as soon as the next year. ALSO READ: RIP Cartoon Network trends as 90s kids get emotional after Warner Brothers merger | Memes & Reaction

"It's a safe bet that those accessories will move to USB-C in their next incarnation", Gurman was quoted as saying in a recent report.

As the European Union moves to mandate USB-C charging on new smartphones, tablets, and headphones introduced in the territory in late 2024, there has been a rumoured shift away from Lightning ports.

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(With IANS Inputs)

 

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