Brazil orders ban on iPhone 12/13 series

The Brazilian government on Tuesday ordered Apple to stop selling iPhones without chargers in the country, claiming that the company’s offering to consumers was incomplete. Brazil's Ministry of Justice fined Apple 12.275 million reais ($2.38 million, about 16.4934 million yuan), ordered the cancellation of orders for the sale of iPhone 12 and newer models, and suspended the sale of any iPhone without a charger model.

In an order published in Brazil's Official Gazette, the Justice Ministry said the iPhone lacked the necessary components and had "deliberately discriminatory practices against consumers. "

Brazilian authorities have rejected Apple's argument that the practice is aimed at reducing carbon emissions, saying there is no evidence that selling smartphones without chargers is environmentally friendly.

The ban was issued a day before Apple's iPhone 14 series, and unsurprisingly, in most regions, Apple's iPhone 14 series still won't come with a charger. Apple declined to comment on this story.

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