It appears like Apple is not having a good time in Brazil. Brazil’s Ministry of Justice lately ordered a block on the sale of iPhones within the nation because of the firm not together with a charger within the field anymore. It appears like the corporate’s failure to adjust to the rules has irked the regulators once more.
A report from Tecnoblog says that authorities in Brazil seized “a whole lot of iPhones” throughout totally different retail shops in Brazil for not having a charger within the field. Brazil appears to have been imposing the regulation to make sure that iPhones with out chargers within the field aren’t nonetheless being bought in Brazil.
“Operation Discharge”: Brazil regulator seizes totally different variations of iPhone with out included chargers
The enforcement appears to be from PROCON, Brazil’s client safety company. The report states that the company seized a whole lot of iPhones on sale in numerous retailers situated in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. The seized fashions ranged from iPhone 11 to even the most recent iPhone 14, launched solely a few months in the past.
The operartion, referred to as Operation Discharge, adopted a choice from the Ministry of Justice to dam Apple from promoting iPhones in Brazil with out chargers included. The Ministry has deemed this apply as a tie-in sale, and unfair to the shopper because it requires customers to purchase a unique product to get the iPhone to work.
Apple had, nevertheless, appealed this choice. Tecnoblog experiences that this newest seizure occurred just a few days in the past, and since then, Apple has efficiently managed to obtain an injunction, which is able to let it promote iPhones in Brazil with no charging brick till there was a ultimate choice on the matter.
Within the meantime, it’s getting more and more tough for Apple to maintain going with its iPhone charging selections with regulators stepping in. The corporate could also be pressured to convey USB-C to its subsequent iPhones, and if extra nations comply with Brazil — embrace a charging brick with its finest iPhone fashions once more.