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Apple sued by Chinese students over iPhone’s lack of cables

Apple sued by Chinese students over iPhone’s lack of cables
The students allege that Apple’s claims of environmental concerns are simply to push customers towards its MagSafe products

A group of chinois students is suing Pomme for not providing a charger with the iPhone.

Apple stopped shipping power adapters with new iPhones in 2020, claiming that it would reduce émission de dioxyde de carbone.

pourtant, students in Beiking and Shanghai have reportedly challenged this argument in court, selon Vice et le Shanghai Law Journal, arguing that the USB-C to Lightning cable that came with the iPhone 12 was not compatible with other chargers on the market. En tant que tel, the students were not able to charge their phone as advertised.

The students have also argued that Apple is in fact using environmental concerns as a cover to push users towards its MagSafe wireless chargers.

They have demanded that Apple provide a wall charger for an iPhone 12 Pro Max to one student, pay 100 yuan (£11.39) for breach of contract, and cover their legal fees.

Apple n'a pas répondu à une demande de commentaire de L'indépendant avant la date de parution.

Brazil has also levied fines against Apple for not including a charger in the box, giving the iPhone manufacturer a $2 million fine in March 2021.

Apple could be forced to change its iPhone charging port in future in order to comply with EU law, with the European Commission suggesting that phones, comprimés, appareils photo, headphones, portable speakers and handheld video game consoles could all use USB-Cin order to reduce waste.

“European consumers were frustrated long enough about incompatible chargers piling up in their drawers,” Margrethe Vestager, executive vice-president for the European Commission’s Europe Fit for the Digital Age strategy, dit dans un communiqué.

“We gave industry plenty of time to come up with their own solutions, now time is ripe for legislative action for a common charger. This is an important win for our consumers and environment and in line with our green and digital ambitions.”