SAO PAULO, October 13 (Reuters) – A Brazilian court on Thursday fined Apple Inc (AAPL.O) 100 million reais ($19 million) and ruled that battery chargers must come with new iPhones sold in this country.
The Sao Paulo state court ruled against Apple in a lawsuit filed by the association of borrowers, consumers and taxpayers, which argued that the company engaged in abusive behavior by selling consumer products. your head without the charger.
Apple said it will appeal the decision.
Previously, this technology company said that this activity was aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
“It is clear that, under the ‘green initiative’ justification, the respondent imposes on the consumer a requirement to purchase the charger adapter that was previously supplied with the product,” the court ruled. judgment.
($1 = 5.2622 reais)
Reporting by Beatriz Garcia; Written by Peter Frontini; Editing by David Gregorio
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