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Apple Fined $2M By Brazil Regulators For Not Including Chargers In Iphone 12 Boxes

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This won't be a popular opinion and I already regret it as it is a great chance to stick it to a company I hate, but I gotta be honest, the whole thing about them not including a charger with the iPhone didn't actually bother me. 99% of people who fit the combined requirements of both wealth and stupidity to be actually buy and iPhone will have at least one USB charger at home already. So that means significantly larger boxes to ship. That means more manufacturing materials and processes used for the contents of the box and more trucks and shipping containers to ship less goods that had a higher cost financially, but more importantly, a higher cost to the environment. And all that for, in the case of 99% of customers, not good reason. So I'm actually fine with the idea of shipping such devices without the charging block just so long as the cable is still included, and if I remember correctly the iPhone still comes with a cable, just not the charge block. 

I will say this, though. I don't believe that the environment was the prime motive for Apple here because of the ridiculous price hike thier chargers suddenly had after this policy came in. Yes, there was a fine motive buried in there somewhere, but that wasn't their motive. The motive was to rip people off, so I offer Apple no sympathies at all. 

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19 minutes ago, Shagger said:

This won't be a popular opinion and I already regret it as it is a great chance to stick it to a company I hate, but I gotta be honest, the whole thing about them not including a charger with the iPhone didn't actually bother me. 99% of people who fit the combined requirements of both wealth and stupidity to be actually buy and iPhone will have at least one USB charger at home already. So that means significantly larger boxes to ship. That means more manufacturing materials and processes used for the contents of the box and more trucks and shipping containers to ship less goods that had a higher cost financially, but more importantly, a higher cost to the environment. And all that for, in the case of 99% of customers, not good reason. So I'm actually fine with the idea of shipping such devices without the charging block just so long as the cable is still included, and if I remember correctly the iPhone still comes with a cable, just not the charge block. 

I will say this, though. I don't believe that the environment was the prime motive for Apple here because of the ridiculous price hike thier chargers suddenly had after this policy came in. Yes, there was a fine motive buried in there somewhere, but that wasn't their motive. The motive was to rip people off, so I offer Apple no sympathies at all. 

Most of us knew that " we left out the charger for the environment" argument was always BS. As you stated, they'll need to package those chargers in a separate box for shipping which in turn, creates more waste for the environment with the additional boxes. The reason I applauded this is due to the fact that most other major phone manufacturers have jumped on this bandwagon too and I want to see those companies get fined as well.

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22 hours ago, Shagger said:

This won't be a popular opinion and I already regret it as it is a great chance to stick it to a company I hate, but I gotta be honest, the whole thing about them not including a charger with the iPhone didn't actually bother me.at home already. So that means significantly larger boxes to ship. That means more manufacturing materials and processes used for the contents 99% of people who fit the combined requirements of both wealth and stupidity to be actually buy an iPhone will have at least one USB charger of the box and more trucks and shipping containers to ship less goods that had a higher cost financially, but more importantly, a higher cost to the environment. And all that for, in the case of 99% of customers, not good reason. So I'm actually fine with the idea of shipping such devices without the charging block just so long as the cable is still included, and if I remember correctly the iPhone still comes with a cable, just not the charge block. 

I will say this, though. I don't believe that the environment was the prime motive for Apple here because of the ridiculous price hike thier chargers suddenly had after this policy came in. Yes, there was a fine motive buried in there somewhere, but that wasn't their motive. The motive was to rip people off, so I offer Apple no sympathies at all. 

I didn't know I was stupid. But I guess since I'm stupid I wouldn't know, would I?

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