Why did Brazil seize iPhones?
According to a report by Tecnoblog, “hundreds of iPhones” were seized in Brazil’s capital city Brasilia. The report mentions that the iPhones were seized from authorised Apple resellers and carrier stores. The reason remains the same: no chargers with iPhones. The actions as termed “Operation Discharge” and the move was to force Apple to ship iPhones with chargers.
What happened after the phones were seized?
Apple filed a writ of mandamus which ensures that iPhones will be sold in Brazil. However, in a statement to Tecnoblog, Apple did mention that the seizure of iPhones wasn’t illegal but asked the court to allow sale of iPhones till the legal dispute is settled.
According to a report by Macmagazine, a judge made it clear that Apple will be allowed to sell iPhones in Brazil till a final judgement is. Made. The judge, as per the report, also said that Apple is not in violation of any consumer rights. In fact, the judge said that Brazilian regulator was abusing its power. Apple, on its part, has maintained that its customers know of the various options for charging and connecting their devices and that it will win the legal dispute.