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Apple faces $2 million fine in Brazil for ditching chargers with iPhone 12

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Apple faces $2 million fine in Brazil for ditching chargers with iPhone 12A Brazilian consumer group isn’t OK with Apple’s environmental “progress” to stop including a power adapter with new iPhone 12 handsets. 

Procon-SPm Brazil’s consumer protection agency, fined the California company the equivalent of roughly $2 million on Friday (via 9to5Mac). Local reports in Brazil note that the fine stems not just from the removed charger, but also unfair warranty terms and misleading advertising related to the device’s water resistance. The missing power adapter is especially notable, however.

Back in October, Apple announced the decision to only include a charging cable with the iPhone 12 series. Every previous iPhone came with a power adapter cube and a charging cable, along with wired earbuds. For the newest phone, Apple scrapped the cube to lighten the electronic waste. If you need one, it has to be bought separately. Read more…

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