On Thursday, a Brazilian court fined Apple Inc. $100 million reais ($19 million) and ruled that new iPhones sold nationwide must come with battery chargers.
The debtors, consumers, and taxpayers sued Apple, claiming that the business engaged in unfair business practices by selling its flagship product without a charger. The Sao Paulo state court decided against Apple in the case.
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Apple declared that it would contest the ruling. The IT company has previously claimed that the technique was intended to cut carbon emissions.
The court’s ruling stated that it was “clear that, under the rationale of a “green effort,” the defendant imposes on the consumer a requirement to acquire charging adaptors that were previously included with the product.” ($1 = 5.2622 reais)