Brazilian agency requires Apple to inform consumers on batteries

“A Brazilian state agency responsible for consumer issues notified Apple Inc. on Wednesday that it must explain how Brazilian owners of iPhones will be able to buy battery replacements at lower prices,” Reuters reports.

“Procon-SP, an agency in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s richest and most populous, said in a statement it notified Apple that it has 10 days to provide the information,” Reuters reports. “The agency said Apple employees refused to sign the notification, but Procon considered the company notified.”

Reuters reports, “The agency did not say what could happen if Apple does not comply, but it has the power to fine or propose legal action against companies for causing losses to consumers.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s self-inflicted wound festers.

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  1. Yep, and it will continue to fester all because Apple hid the issue until they were caught. What I find sad is all the company had to do was be upfront in the first place. Such a damn easy thing to do..

  2. I believe Apple hid the truth to encourage owners to upgrade to the latest iOS. I am sure many will not automatically upgrade next year. Apple enjoyed not having OS fragmentation which will not be as high as in the past. It will still be much better than the Android’s fragmentation.

    1. So you’re saying that if people knew about the new OS lowering the maximum power draw, that they would have opted instead to have their phones unexpectedly shut down?

      The only thing it does it reduce the maximum speed of the CPU. Any normal activities that don’t “floor it” would behave no differently than before.

      It’s as if you had a car that could go 120 Mph, but as it aged that speed was unsafe and so the top speed was reduced to 100. Any driving below that threshold is unaffected.

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