Apple, Samsung fined for not offering chargers in retail boxes with phones

Tech giants Apple and Samsung are reportedly facing new fines for not shipping power adapters with new smartphones. Apple decided to remove the power adapters from its retail box for smartphones, and Samsung had soon followed suit as well. However, this has led to both companies facing scrutiny and fines from various governments across the World.

According to reports, Apple is currently facing additional fines in Brazil for not shipping their new iPhones with a charger. The company has defended itself and clarified that it took the move to remove the power adapter in order to reduce its yearly carbon emission by 2 million metric tons thanks to smaller packaging. And with smaller boxes, the company can ship more boxes in a single shipping pallet and it also benefits the company as it can save shipping costs as well since it does not have to ship power adapters and AirPods.

Meanwhile, Samsung also made the same shift with its flagship smartphones. However, this has landed both the tech giants in trouble. A judge in Brazil has ordered Apple to reimburse a consumer the equivalent of $1,081 since not shipping the power brick violates the consumer laws of the company. The South Korean tech giant has also faced a fine for not including a charger.

In addition to this, both companies are also being charged in Sao Paulo as well, by the consumer protection agency called Procon. Procon in Fortaleza has imposed a fine of $5.2 million on the Samsung.

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