Apple to challenge govt. ban on selling iPhones without chargers
The Brazilian justice ministry has fined Apple Inc. 12.275 million reais ($2.38 million)and canceled sales of the iPhone 12 and new version.
According to the ministry, iPhone lacks an essential component which is a "deliberate discriminatory practice against consumers."
On Tuesday, Apple Inc. released a statement against the Brazilian order to ban iPhone sales without chargers.
"We have already won several court rulings in Brazil on this matter and we are confident that our customers are aware of the various options for charging and connecting their devices," Apple said.
The ministry has rejected all the arguments given by Apple including the main cause of reducing carbon emissions.
According to them, there are no proven shreds of evidence that can support the fact that selling an iPhone without charger can save environment.
Back in 2020, Apple opened up about its plans to remove two accessories charging brick and earbuds, and include only a USB-C to Lightning cable.
European Union also has resentment toward Apple and expects a law to mandatory USB-C ports by 2024
According to 2021s data, Apple's net income is US$94.68 billion with a revenue of US$365.82 billion.