The ruling follows Apple being fined $2 million last year for shipping iPhones without chargers.

A judge in Brazil has told Apple to pay an iPhone customer $1,075 as compensation for not including a charger with the smartphone.

As MacRumors reports, Judge Vanderlei Caires Pinheiro, of the 6th Civil Court of Goiânia, cites article 39 of the Consumer Code, which states "tie sales" are prohibited.

By tie sale, the article is referring to a situation where purchasing one product requires the other to function.

The judge clearly felt not shipping the device required to charge the iPhone with the phone infringes article 39.

The compensation awarded to the unnamed consumer is $5,000 Brazilian Real, which is roughly $1,075. For reference, the iPhone 13 in Brazil starts at $1,630.

t's unclear if Apple intends to fight the ruling, but in the past it has argued consumers already have a suitable charger in many cases and not shipping a charger is a positive step for the environment.

The compensation awarded to the unnamed consumer is $5,000 Brazilian Real, which is roughly $1,075. For reference, the iPhone 13 in Brazil starts at $1,630.

This isn't the first time Apple has come under scrutiny in Brazil for shipping iPhones without a charger. In March last year the company was fined $2 million for the practice.

However, if a $2 million fine doesn't get Apple to change its ways in Brazil, $1,075 in compensation certainly won't.

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