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Brazil Fines Apple $19 Million for Continuing to Sell iPhones Without Charger

Thursday October 13, 2022 5:59 pm PDT by
A Brazilian court today levied a $19 million "social damages" fine (100 million reais) against Apple for selling iPhones without a charger, reports Reuters. The Sao Paulo state court said that Apple must offer battery chargers with iPhones that are sold in the country, providing a decision in a lawsuit brought about by the Brazilian association of borrowers, consumers, and taxpayers (AMBCC). ...
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Apple Ordered to Stop Selling iPhones Without Charger in Brazil [Updated]

Tuesday September 6, 2022 1:20 pm PDT by
The Justice Ministry in Brazil today ordered Apple to stop selling iPhones without a charger in the box, reports Reuters. Brazilian officials say that Apple is giving customers an incomplete product when the power adapter is not included with the purchase, a move the government claims is a "deliberate discriminatory practice against consumers." Apple has been fined 12.275 million reais...
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Brazil's Prosecutor General Sides With Apple in Long-Running 'iPhone' Trademark Dispute

Tuesday July 19, 2022 4:06 am PDT by
The Brazilian Supreme Court has issued a favorable opinion to Apple in a long-running dispute over the exclusive use of the iPhone brand in the country, local media reports. For those unfamiliar with the case, Brazil's highest court accepted a constitutional appeal in 2020 by ISB Electronica, an electronics company that registered the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ trademark in Brazil in 2000. Under the...
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Brazil Latest Country to Consider Forcing Apple to Adopt USB-C for iPhones

Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:19 am PDT by
Brazil has become the latest country to propose mandating Apple to move away from the Lightning connector on the iPhone and switch to USB-C. As reported by Tecnoblog (via 9to5Mac), Anatel, which serves as Brazil's consumer authority body, has opened a new proposal that would require all smartphones in the country to adopt USB-C. Like proposals in the US and the EU, Anatel says that devices...
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Apple Must Compensate Brazilian Customer Over $1,000 for Selling iPhone Without a Charger, Judge Rules

Wednesday April 20, 2022 8:34 am PDT by
Apple must compensate a Brazilian customer who recently purchased an iPhone for selling the device without a charger included in the box, which violates consumer law, a judge has ruled. Apple's decision to remove the charger in the box sparked controversy in 2020. Apple claims the move is for environmental reasons, claiming the decision is equivalent to removing nearly 450,000 cars from the...
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Apple Fined $2 Million in Brazil for Selling iPhones Without Chargers

Saturday March 20, 2021 9:04 am PDT by
Apple has been slapped with a near $2 million fine in the Brazilian state of São Paulo over violations of the Consumer Law Code due to the lack of a charger in the box for newer iPhones, Brazilian tech news outlet Tilt reports. Procon-SP, São Paulo's consumer protection agency, decided to fine Apple following intense scrutiny over the decision to remove the power adapter from the boxes of...
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Apple Could Be Forced to Include a Charger with Every iPhone Sold in Brazil

Thursday December 3, 2020 4:22 am PST by
Apple will be required to include a power adapter with every iPhone sold in São Paulo, Brazil, the state's consumer protection agency has declared. The public agency Procon-SP contacted Apple in October and asked the company to explain why it was no longer providing charging accessories with its new iPhones. Apple responded by touting the environmental benefits of no longer including a...
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Brazilian Supreme Court to Determine If Apple Can Continue to Use 'iPhone' Trademark in Brazil

Wednesday August 12, 2020 3:28 pm PDT by
Apple is facing a trademark battle in Brazil as the Brazilian Supreme Court is set to determine whether Apple is allowed to use the iPhone trademark in Brazil. The Brazilian Supreme Court will rule on the issue following a constitutional appeal by IGB Electronica, an electronics company that registered the ‌iPhone‌ trademark in Brazil in 2000. Under the name Gradiente, IGB Electronica...
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Facebook Kills Off Slimmed Down 'Facebook Lite' App Due to Low Adoption

Wednesday August 12, 2020 3:01 am PDT by
Facebook Lite, the social network's slimmed down app for low speed connections and low-spec phones, is being deactivated, reports MacMagazine. Facebook Lite was designed to work on poor internet connections like 2G networks or in rural areas with a bad signal, mainly by not downloading high resolution images or autoplaying videos, and the app could be used on older phones at the expense of...
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Apple Watch ECG Feature Likely Coming Soon to Japan and Brazil

Saturday June 6, 2020 2:21 am PDT by
Apple has included an ECG function in new Apple Watch models since 2018, providing users in select territories with the ability to measure the electrical activity of their heart. Apple now appears to be ready to extend the ECG feature to Brazil and Japan, based on recent government filings. According to MacOtakara, Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) recently updated...
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Apple Watch Series 5 Launches in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand

Friday October 25, 2019 6:50 am PDT by
Apple Watch Series 5 models are now available to purchase at Apple Stores and select resellers in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand, with both Wi-Fi-only and cellular models released today following pre-orders. Pricing starts at R$3,999 in Brazil, ₩539,000 in Korea, and ฿14,400 in Thailand. Carriers:Brazil: Claro and Vivo Korea: KT, SK Telecom, and LG U+ Thailand: AIS, dtac, and TrueMoveApple ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Models Available to Pre-Order in Four New Countries From June 8

Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:06 am PDT by
Apple has announced through its regional websites that Apple Watch Series 3 LTE models will be available to pre-order in Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates on Friday, June 8. Brazilian customers hoping to pick up and Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE can expect to pay 3,119 reais (about $826) for the 38mm model and 3449 for the 42mm model. Claro will be the sole network...
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Apple Pay Now Available in Brazil

Wednesday April 4, 2018 5:52 am PDT by
Apple Pay has officially launched in Brazil today through an exclusive partnership with Brazilian bank Itaú Unibanco. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple Pay would be launching in Brazil during the company's first quarter earnings call, and today the "coming soon" label was removed from Apple's website. A number of Brazilian users have been able to set up Apple Pay as of this morning,...
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Bank T&C's for Digital Wallets Suggest Imminent Launch of Apple Pay in Brazil

Tuesday December 12, 2017 2:12 am PST by
Apple could well be on the cusp of launching Apple Pay in Brazil, almost two years after rumors of rollout in the region first surfaced. Users of iOS devices in the country who attempt to add a Visa Platinum Personnalité card from Itaú Unibanco to their Apple Wallet are now seeing a terms of service agreement relating to digital wallet use. The message was first spotted by local tech site Ma...
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Apple to Switch From Dollars to Brazilian Reais for App Store Purchases in Brazil in 2018

Thursday December 7, 2017 12:16 pm PST by
Starting in early 2018, Apple users in Brazil will pay for purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store using the Brazilian real instead of the dollar. The Brazilian real will also be used for Apple Music subscriptions and iCloud storage charges. Apple began notifying users about the change in emails that were sent out today. Once the currency change happens, all new purchases...
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iPhone X Will Cost Over $2,100 in Brazil When Released in South America Next Month

Thursday November 23, 2017 7:18 am PST by
Apple has updated its website to indicate that the iPhone X launches in three additional Latin American countries in early December. Namely, the iPhone X will be released in Colombia starting December 1, Chile on December 7, and Brazil on December 8. The device will be available from select carriers and authorized resellers in each country. In Brazil, the iPhone X will also be on display...
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Google Photos and Duo App Updates Coming For Users in Low Connectivity Areas

Thursday March 23, 2017 3:20 am PDT by
Google announced a couple of notable updates for its Duo and Photos apps yesterday at the company's São Paulo event, where it pitched the features as ideal solutions for users in Brazil who live in low connectivity areas. Google Photos received two new features to make photo backup and sharing easier when using the app in locations with poor network coverage. Photos now backs up images...
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New Apple Video Celebrates Brazilian Carnival Festivities Using iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

Tuesday February 14, 2017 7:16 am PST by
On its Brazilian YouTube channel, Apple today posted a new video celebrating Carnival festivities in the country, which typically run throughout February and into March each year (via blogdoiphone). Apple is said to have made the video to highlight "the diversity, variety and freedom of expression of Carnival," as well as a way to continue its "Shot on iPhone" campaign, which has recently focused ...
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T-Mobile Extends Unlimited Data and Calling in Brazil to 2016 Paralympic Games

Thursday August 11, 2016 7:27 am PDT by
T-Mobile has announced that qualifying Simple Choice postpaid customers will automatically receive free unlimited data at up to 4G LTE speeds throughout Brazil until September 18, enabling visitors to celebrate the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro without worrying about roaming charges. The carrier is also offering free calls within Brazil and to the United States until September 18,...
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T-Mobile Offers Unlimited Data and Calling in Brazil for 2016 Summer Olympics

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:36 am PDT by
T-Mobile has announced that qualifying Simple Choice postpaid customers will automatically receive free unlimited data at up to 4G LTE speeds throughout Brazil during the entire month of August, enabling visitors to celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro without worrying about roaming charges. The carrier is also offering free calls within Brazil and to the United States in...