The Brazilian government tells Apple it can no longer sell iPhones without a charger

Brazil dropped a bomb on Apple this week when the country’s government told the tech giant it could no longer sell iPhones within its borders without a wall charger.

The order comes from Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Public Security (opens in a new tab) which claims that Apple sells people an “incomplete product.” The ministry goes even as far as call no chargers (opens in a new tab) “Deliberate discriminatory practice against consumers”. Moreover, the Brazilian government is ordering Apple to pay a fine of more than 12 million reais (about $ 2.3 million), and the iPhone 12 will no longer be registered with the National Telecommunications Agency; better known as Anatel (opens in a new tab). You can think of it as the Brazilian version of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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