Apple, which removed the charging adapter from the phone boxes 2 years ago, was fined in Brazil. Apple was forced to pay compensation to the customer who sued it.
Apple, which removed the charging adapter from the box of its phones with the iPhone 12 series, which it launched in 2020, also ignited a debate that has been going on for years. In fact, this move, which was adopted by other phone manufacturers in a short time, caused public reactions. After this decision, Samsung and Xiaomi also removed the adapter from the phone boxes. News that emerged today showed that Apple’s decision could have legal consequences.
Apple, which sells its phones without a charging adapter in Brazil as well as all over the world, was sued by a customer. The subject of the case was naturally the charging adapter. The court concluded today that the court found the customer right.
Apple says its customers already have chargers in their homes
A customer who sued the company for missing a charging adapter out of the box won the long-running lawsuit. In the court in Brazil, the judge ordered Apple to pay $1,000 compensation to the customer because the product sold by the company did not have a charger. Previously, the Brazilian government had fined Apple $2 million for this issue.
The company, which defended itself in court before the decision, said that many customers already have to charge adapters in their homes. The environmental benefits of removing the chargers out of the box were also presented to the judge.