Apple made it clear this Saturday that consumers will be able to use chargers from other brands on their iPhones without affecting the original factory warranty, as long as the accessories are Certified Anatel. This announcement came amid a controversy about removing the plug adapters from the iPhone box, which led to Apple being informed by Procon-SP.
Until then, the use of third-party chargers on the iPhone was still in a gray area. O Warranty certificate from Apple Electronics notice that the company is not responsible for “damage caused by the use of third party products or components that do not meet Apple Product specifications”. In the case of the plug adapter for iPhone, such specifications are still unclear.
In an exclusive statement for Tecnoblog, Apple announces that “compatible third-party rechargeable products that meet applicable safety regulations and standards (eg Anatel-certified products) may be used to charge iPhone; Use of these chargers will not affect the product’s warranty ”.
Apple clarified that, in addition to the original discounted 20-watt charger, there are several iPhone-compatible products on the market. All iPhones sold in Brazil work with existing plug adapters, USB-A or USB-C cables with a Lightning connector, and a USB-A or USB-C port present on the computer. Devices can also be charged inductively using Qi or MagSafe-compatible accessories.
For the company, selling an iPhone 12 without an adapter is “the right thing to do”. According to Apple, this measure is aimed at protecting the environment and reducing e-waste emissions, because their customers already have accessories at home. The manufacturer said removing the charger from the iPhone and Apple Watch cases would reduce carbon emissions by 2 million tons, “the equivalent of eliminating 500,000 cars on the streets per year”.
Procon-SP wants to ask Apple for a charger
Procon-SP released a statement on Wednesday (2) saying it would ask Apple to supply the iPhone charger to the consumers who demand it. For the agency, the plug adapter is “necessary for product use”, and inconsistent when taking it out of the box “without considering the value of the product and not presenting a collection plan old furniture “.
In addition, for Procon-SP, Apple did not demonstrate that “the use of a third party charger will not be used as a refusal of final product repair within the warranty period”, one point was clarified by the company this Saturday (5).
Come TecnoblogApple announced that it has yet to be officially announced by the Procon-SP Foundation.