Brazilian government tells Apple it can no longer sell iPhones without a charger

Brazil dropped quite the bomb on Apple this week when the country’s government told the tech giant it can no longer sell iPhones within its borders without a wall charger.

The order comes from Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Public Security (opens in new tab) claiming that Apple is selling an “incomplete product” to people. The ministry even goes so far as to say call the lack of chargers (opens in new tab) an “intentional discriminatory practice against consumers.” In addition, the Brazilian government is demanding that Apple pay a fine of more than 12 million reais (about $2.3 million) and the iPhone 12 will no longer be registered with the country’s National Telecommunications Agency; better known as Anatel (opens in new tab). You can think of it as the Brazilian version of the US Federal Communications Commission (the FCC).