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Brazil: Apple must include chargers with new iPhone sales

Although Apple sells new iPhone models without charger, Procon-SP will require the equipment to be made available to consumers who order a smartphone. The government’s consumer protection and defense group says that smartphone users expect a charger to be included with the purchase.

What’s more, Procon-SP says Apple hasn’t adequately told purchases of new iPhones that they don’t come with a charger. Finally, the consumer protection organization says that Despite reporting that by removing the loaders from the box, it would promote a reduction in carbon emissions, mining and the use of precious materials, the company does not demonstrate this environmental gain.

“It is inconsistent to make the sale of the device unaccompanied by the charger, without reviewing the value of the product and without presenting a plan for collecting the old appliances, recycling, etc. Chargers should be made available to consumers who order,” says Fernando Capez, executive director of Procon-SP.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.