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Apple to Appeal Brazil’s Move to Ban iPhones Without Chargers

A boxed iPhone 13

A boxed iPhone 13

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. plans to appeal a move by Brazil to ban the sale of iPhones without battery chargers, arguing that the company has helped reduce environmental waste by not including the accessory with new devices.

“At Apple, we consider our impact on people and the planet in everything we do,” the company said in an emailed statement. “Power adapters represented our largest use of zinc and plastic and eliminating them from the box helped cut over 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions -- equivalent to removing 500,000 cars from the road per year.”