Brazilian authorities have banned the sale of iPhones without power supplies. This is reported Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Public Security. It also imposed a fine of 12.2 million reais (approximately $2.35 million) on the company.
The agency believes that Apple discriminates against consumers and shifts responsibility to third parties. The issue of ecology is good, but it should not concern consumers who are sold an incomplete product. Yes, and the environment can be taken care of differently. For example, abandon Lightning and switch to USB Type-C, the industry standard.
Similar fines have already been imposed on the company by various cities and regions of Brazil, but Apple has not done anything to solve the problem. At the same time, other companies, which also abandoned the complete power supplies, offered different options to neutralize the conflict.
It is not yet clear when exactly the sales of iPhones in Brazil will be suspended. Right now, Apple’s website still sells all the devices: