April 21st, San Francisco, California (SocialNews.XYZ) Consumer law requires Apple to compensate a Brazilian customer who recently purchased an iPhone because the company did not include a charger in the box, which violates consumer protection laws.
According to MacRumors, Apple’s removal of the charger from the box sparked controversy in 2020. Apple claimed the move was made for environmental reasons, claiming it was the equivalent of removing nearly 450,000 cars from the road each year.
The move has nevertheless sparked some public and legal outrage.
A Brazilian judge has now ordered Apple to pay a customer nearly $1,075 in damages for the absence of a charger, despite the fact that the country has long questioned Apple’s rationale for doing so.
Separately, it is not permitted to sell a cell phone and charger separately in Brazil because, according to article 39 of the Consumer Code (CDC), “tie sale” is an abusive and prohibited practice in Brazil. Because of this, according to the report, Apple was sentenced after selling an iPhone model and an iPhone charger separately to a customer in the city of Goiania.
In accordance with the decision issued by Judge Vanderlei Caires Pinheiro of the 6th Civil Court of Goiania, Apple is obligated to compensate the consumer R$ 5,000 for engaging in a “tie sale” of the company’s electronic devices.
Earlier this year, Brazil fined Apple $2 million as a result of the company’s violation of consumer law and disrespect for Brazilian customers, according to Fernando Capez, the head of the consumer advocacy group Procon-SP.