Apple To Contest Brazil's Ban of iPhone Without Charger As It Braces To Launch iPhone 14

Apple To Contest Brazil's Ban of iPhone Without Charger As It Braces To Launch iPhone 14
  • Apple Inc AAPL looks to appeal a Brazilian order banning it from selling iPhones without a battery charger, contesting the claims of selling an incomplete product, Reuters reports.
  • The Justice Ministry penalized Apple 12.275 million reais ($2.38 million) and ordered it to cancel sales of the iPhone 12 and newer models, in addition to suspending the sale of any iPhone model that does not come with a charger.
  • The ministry argued that the iPhone lacked an essential component in a "deliberate discriminatory practice against consumers."
  • They rejected Apple's argument that the practice aimed to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Apple is likely to announce its new iPhone model.
  • Reports suggested that the iPhone enhancements would be more modest than mind-blowing for the second year in a row.
  • provisional EU agreement mandated smartphones and tablets to use a standard USB- C charger. 
  • The agreement involved 15 product types: headsets, video-game consoles, and headphones.
  • Companies like Apple will be bound to make phones, tablets, e-readers, and digital cameras compatible with a USB-C charger.
  • Brussels pushed for a single mobile charging port for over ten years after complaints from Apple iPhone and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) GOOGL Android users.
  • Price Action: AAPL shares traded higher by 0.36% at $155.08 in the premarket on the last check Wednesday.

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