The consumer protection agency in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state has fined Apple $ 2 million. procon-sp says Apple engaged in’misleading advertising, selling a device without the charger and unfair terms’.
Apple announced in October that the iPhone 12 and would not come with chargers or earbuds in their boxes. Critics suggested the change had more to do with allowing Apple to reduce shipping costs. Environmental experts said the impact on the environment would likely be minimal.
Procon said it asked Apple whether the company would reduce the iPhone 12’s price because there were no chargers included. The agency also accused the company of failing to help customers who had’problems with some functions’ following updates.
Apple had $ 111.4 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2021. That total includes 2020 holiday sales of iPhone 12 models.