Brazilian users could buy an iPhone with a charger.
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This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.
Apple has removed the charger and headphones from the packaging of all iPhones for sale since the launch of the iPhone 12. This is due to part of its efforts to reduce the impact and promote environmental sustainability.
The controversy surrounding iPhones without a charger or headphones has increased as Brazilian authorities have asked the Cupertino-based company to include a charger with the new mobile devices due to be sold in the country, which they have not done yet. since the launch of the iPhone 12.
All of this after the Procon-SP Foundation, which is dedicated to consumer protection in Sao Paulo, Brazil, asked Apple for valid proof not to include the charger in the packaging of the new smartphones. is negative for users. In the same way, it will urge you to review the real and specific environmental benefits that not including this iPhone charger will represent and the positive effects of this action. Apple responded to these inquiries but did not provide "valid" arguments for this agency, which is defending consumers.
According to a statement posted on the Procon-SP site, Apple is being asked to review the benefits of selling its phones without a charger.
Among the company's arguments, there is nothing new than what was mentioned on the day of its presentation, which reveals the benefit of helping the environment by reducing CO2 emissions.
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"The charger is essential for using the mobile device"
The Procon-SP Foundation says the charger is essential for using the phone. They also mention that Apple hasn't proven that old chargers offer the same charging experience as a new one. It has also not been demonstrated that the use of third party chargers does not invalidate the company's warranty.
As this is a significant and important change in the way in which the product is marketed, this change should have been mentioned in the analysis by Procon-SP – but it never happened – as this device usually comes with the Charger is sold.
The decision will be assessed by the authorities. The foundation concludes by stating that Apple's behavior is being reviewed by the board of directors. Just as consumers should get a charger from the company.
More information: The iPhone 12 does not come with a charger or EarPods: Report