Just over a month ago, Apple received a $19 million fine in Brazil for selling an iPhone without a charging adapter.
Apple has appealed the decision, so the litigation is ongoing. The judge allowed smartphones to be sold without an adapter until a final decision was made, which Apple continued to do.
The authorities did not like this and began confiscating smartphones from retail stores. The event was called “Operation Discharging” to force Apple to comply with local laws and not extort consumer money for an accessory that should be included.
However, the action did not affect Apple’s decision: in an interview with Tecnoblog, company representatives said they would continue selling smartphones in the country. The judge is also on the side of Apple and believes that the regulator is abusing its powers.