Brazilian woman, Mariana Morales Oliveira has been granted the right to get a free charger for her iPhone 12 from Apple through court. It could be a precedent for iPhone 12 customers.
Brazilian resident Mariana Morales has sued Apple over the lack of a charger in the box of the iPhone 12 device she purchased. As a result of the trial, a negative conclusion was reached about Apple’s “environmental sensitivity”.
Mariana sued the company immediately after Apple recently lost a court in Brazil. He asked Apple to give him a charger for the iPhone 12 he recently purchased. The case was reviewed in the state of Sao Paulo and, as a result, the case was closed in favor of Ms. Morales. The judge ordered that the charger be delivered to him free of charge within 10 calendar days. If Apple does not comply with this period, it will pay a $40 fine for each day of the delay.
Mariana’s lawyer, Rafael Quaresma, said the case falls under additional sales law because when buying a smartphone you can’t do it without a charger and you have to buy it. He also expressed the view that such attempts to protect the environment are nothing more than deception and excuses in the eyes of customers.
Lawyer Rafael Quaresma added: “We have raised the issue of environmental protection and the judge agrees with us. That doesn’t make any sense. Apple claims that only the supplied charger pollutes the environment, while the one sold separately does not pollute the environment,” he said, adding that it was nonsense.
This is not the first case against Apple over the new box contents of the iPhone. Apple has previously had to give a wired headset to a user in France. Because the failure to remove the headset from the box violated local law regarding the harmful effects of radio waves on children.
The latest court ruling could be a precedent for iPhone 12 customers.