The giant Apple technology was forced to include a charger in its new iPhone 12 smartphones. Four devices were presented at a virtual event on October 13, 2020.
In the event it was ensured that the new cell phone did not have a charger to reduce carbon emissions and thus preserve the environment. Precisely this promise was used by an organization of Brazil to require devices to have chargers.
The Procon-SP Foundation, which is intended for the consumer Defense in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he ruled that the company led by Tim Cook must include the charger for the devices in its new iPhone models.
This foundation asked Apple to demonstrate how not including chargers decreased contamination. The Cupertino company responded to the request, but the arguments did not convince the entity.
In addition to being required to include the charger, the company will have to present a sustainable recycling project.
“By selling the product without the charger arguing the reduction of carbon and the protection of the environment, the company must present a recycling project. Procon-SP has asked Apple for a viable recycling plan,” said Fernando Capez, CEO of Procon-Sp, in a statement released by the organization.
According to the apple company, the decision to remove the charger and the headphones was made due to its commitments to the environment, so the non-manufacturing of these accessories, in addition to the reduction in size in shipments, will cause save 2 million metric tons of carbon per year.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president, said on October 13 that there are already more than 2 billion power adapters in the world, so keep including them in the iPhone box is a waste. The company also noted that more and more customers are switching to methods of wireless charging.
The iPhone 12 box includes the USB-C to Lightning charging cable, but the headphones EarPod and the power adapter no, these accessories are sold separately.