Brazilian government tells Apple it can no longer sell iPhones without a charger

Brazil dropped a bombshell on Apple this week when that country’s government told the tech giant it can no longer sell iPhones within its borders without a wall charger.

The order comes from Ministry of Justice and Public Security of Brazil (opens in new tab) which claims that Apple is selling an “incomplete product” to people. The Ministry even call the lack of chargers (opens in new tab) a “deliberate discriminatory practice against consumers”. In addition, the Brazilian government is ordering Apple to pay a fine of more than 12 million reais (about US$2.3 million) and the iPhone 12 will no longer be registered with the country’s National Telecommunications Agency; better known as Anatel (opens in new tab). You can think of it as the Brazilian version of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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