Apple faces the wrath of the Brazillian Consumers courtsey, their insistence on forcing consumers to buy phones and chargers separately. A Brazilian court fined Apple 100 million reais ($19 million) for failing to include a charger with iPhones sold in Brazil.
While Apple claims that its choice to sell iPhones without chargers is to reduce carbon emissions, the Brazilian court claims that the brand “imposes on the consumer a mandatory purchase of charger adaptors that were formerly supplied along with the product.”
According to the court’s judgement, Apple will also be required to supply chargers with new iPhones sold in Brazil, though Apple has stated that it will appeal the verdict.
In September, a Brazilian court ordered Apple to halt iPhone sales in the country for the same reason, and levied a $2.3 million penalty.