Unless you’ve spent the last few months on Mars, or at least particularly away from the world of technology, you should know that Apple decided not to include the charger with the new iPhone 12. A decision, according to the company, made for environmental reasons, as it will help reduce both emissions and the consumption of polluting materials. A decision that other manufacturers did not hesitate to make blood, and in our case, the truth, we do not quite believe ourselves.
Until now there was an exception to this new Apple policy, and it is that in France, by legal imperative, the company has been forced to sell the iPhone 12 with charger. But it seems that soon it will not be the only country with a similar norm or, to be more exact, imposing on Apple to include the charger with every iPhone 12, in any of its variants, since the Brazilian consumer regulator, After several requests for information from Apple, it has decided to impose this position.
The decision comes from Procon-SP, the body for the defense of consumer rights of the state of Sao Paulo, and that it has made public a communication addressed to Apple in which it questions the arguments used by the technology company and, as a consequence, establishes that the company will have to deliver a specific charger for the iPhone 12 to all buyers who, in a way explicitly require it along with your new phone.
As can be read in the statement, Procon-SP contacted Apple to ask for explanations about the sale of the iPhone 12 without a charger. In response, the technology company responded that there are already many chargers in the world and that, as a result, the units that are delivered with the new phones are not used by users, and that the decision was intended to help reduce emissions carbon and e-waste.
The agency, however, considers that when the consumer buys a new device, you have the expectation that you will not only get the same, but also the necessary charger to use it. And it is that, after all, the charger is an essential element to be able to use the iPhone 12. A need that increases if a new generation of the device has associated improvements in its charging capacity, such as that it can be effect faster than previous generations.
In addition, according to Procon-SP Apple does not demonstrate in its answer that the use of old adapters cannot compromise the loading process and the safety of the procedure, nor that the use of third-party chargers will not be used as a refusal for an eventual repair of the product during the legal or contractual warranty. And we have already talked on occasion about the risks of using poor quality chargers. Not including the charger in the iPhone 12 can have the consequence that many consumers choose to buy this type of chargers.
Additionally, the organism does not consider the environmental benefit justified that, supposedly, generates the sale of the iPhone 12 without a charger, nor has a parallel plan been established for the collection and recycling of old smartphones and chargers, which would have a beneficial impact on the environment.