Apple will have to pay a man € 1,000 for not including a charger in the iPhone box

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A Brazilian judge orders Apple to pay a user $ 1,000 for abusive “chain selling” practices by not including basic accessories like the charger in the iPhone box.

The decision was very controversial a few months ago, when Apple confirmed that its iPhones would stop including the charger, albeit after laughing at the giant Apple and doing some trolling in social networks many producers joined the Cupertino movement to eliminate these basic accessories of their sales packages thus saving a few euros.

In any case, there some markets where laws prevent Apple, Samsung and other handset manufacturers from disposing of accessories which are strictly necessary for the operation of the purchased device, therefore both the iPhone and the other terminals continue to include the magazineeven if it is out of the retail package in some countries.

Maybe Apple will have to rethink the charger problem, at least in some countries …

Now Brazil joins these critical markets with the “ecological” provision of Apple and the rest of the producers, because as our colleagues at Android Authority told us, it seems that a judge, in the South American country, has just ruled in favor of a user who is to be compensated by Apple with more than $ 1,000 due to the lack of a charger in his brand new iPhone.

Furthermore, this verdict comes soon after an intense investigation into Apple by the Brazilian governmentthis could therefore create a legal precedent to force the various companies again to insert the most basic accessories, those that are essential for the functioning of a devicewhen we purchase an electronic device.

A Brazilian judge protests against the practices of “tied sale”, condemning Apple to pay more than $ 1,000 to a user who reported the absence of a charger, essential for its use, in the sales package of his new iPhone.

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The context of this whole story begins with the Brazilian authorities fine Apple for the change of policy with the shippers, after which the Cupertino giant had to pay a fine of 2 billion dollars.

However, in addition, a particular user managed to have a judge’s ruling in his favor by decreeing an indemnity of 5,000 Brazilian reaisabout 1,080 dollars or 1,005 euros, per abusive practices of “tied sale” forcing the user to purchase an indispensable charger for using the phone:

According to article 39 of the Consumer Code (CDC), the “captive sale” is an abusive practice and strictly prohibited in Brazil, therefore in no case is it allowed to sell the smartphone and the charger separately. For this reason, Apple must be convicted of selling an iPhone model and its charger separately to a consumer in the city of Goiânia. According to the ruling given by Judge Vanderlei Caires Pinheiro, of the 6th Civil Court of Goiânia, Apple must compensate the consumer with R € 5,000 for making a “tied sale” of their devices.

You will have already figured it out with this concept of “tied sale” what is prevented is require a consumer to buy two products for one of them to workmust always report on the Brazilian market, in the sales package of a device, all essential external accessories for its correct functioning.

he is hard to think that this would create a legal precedent outside Brazil, and it’s true the ecological measure is understandable and this motivation so used by Apple that “We all have headphones and chargers at home” This seems logical enough at first glance.

In any case, all analysts agree on this Apple has saved several billion euros with the strategy of not including the charger, even earning a few million more in official charger sales, so probably the most logical thing is that all manufacturers can stop including the charger in their device boxes, but that the user has a way to request it for free in case you don’t have one or the one you have at home.

What do you think of all this? We must remember that, at least in Brazil, Samsung itself has always included the charger to avoid these problems with the law …

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