Brazilian Judge Rules That Apple Must Compensate Customer Over $1,000 for Selling iPhone Without a Charger

Sami Fathi, MacRumors:

Apple must compensate a Brazilian customer who recently purchased an iPhone for selling the device without a charger included in the box, which violates consumer law, a judge has ruled.

Apple’s decision to remove the charger in the box sparked controversy in 2020. Apple claims the move is for environmental reasons, claiming the decision is equivalent to removing nearly 450,000 cars from the road per year.

Nonetheless, the move has sparked some public and legal outcry. In the latest development, a judge in Brazil, a country that has long-questioned Apple’s reasoning to remove the accessory, is forcing Apple to compensate a customer nearly $1,075 for the lack of a charger.

Brazil has apparently decided to compete with the E.U. for the idiot crown.

Wednesday, 20 April 2022