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Brazil Seizes iPhones From Retail Stores as Apple Resists Order to Include Charger

Brazil Seizes iPhones From Retail Stores as Apple Resists Order to Include Charger

Posted November 24, 2022 at 5:06pm by iClarified · 2607 views
On November 11, Brazil's consumer protection agency, Procon do Distrito Federal (DF), seized hundreds of iPhones from different stores in Brasília.

In September, the country's Justice Ministry found that Apple was providing an incomplete product to customers and fined the company 12.275 million reais ($2.38 million). It ordered Apple to stop selling iPhone 12 and newer models, in addition to suspending sale of any model that does not come with a charger.

It appears that Apple did not comply with the order, leading to the seizure of numerous devices from stores.

Technoblog reports:

The iPhones withdrawn from sale were in Claro, Vivo, Fast Shop and two iPlaces stores. iPhones of different versions were seized: from the iPhone 11 to the iPhone 14 , launched last September.

Notably, three days after the seizure, Apple filed for a writ of mandamus allowing the company to continue selling iPhones until its appeal is decided.

This Tuesday (22), Apple responded to Tecnoblog stating that sales were following normally for all iPhones. But no, the seizure was not illegal. Apple's injunction was granted yesterday, authorizing the sale of products here. Laura Tirelli, director of Senacon's consumer protection and defense department, explained to Tecnoblog that until last Monday (21), Apple could not sell iPhones from model 12 , the brand's first smartphone to be sold without charger in the box.

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