Brazil: Announced investigation on Apple for discriminatory practice against consumers for selling iPhones without chargers

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Announced investigation on Apple for discriminatory practice against consumers for selling iPhones without chargers

In December 2021, the National Consumer Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice of Brazil (SENACON) announced an investigation against Apple's decision to sell iPhone without a battery charger. In October 2020, with the release of the new iPhone 12, the firm stopped including the plug adaptor and headphones in all of its phones to pursue "its environmental goals". After the decision of local Procon to investigate and fine Apple, SENACON wants to verify if Apple's behaviour is a discriminatory practice against consumers.

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Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Consumer protection regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
technological consumer goods
Implementation Level
national
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
central government

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2021-12-01
under deliberation

In December 2021, the National Consumer Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice of Brazil (SENACON) …

2022-09-06
in force

On 6 September 2022, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice imposed sanctions against Apple's decision t…