Double label? In compliance with French government regulations, apple provides earphones to iPhone 13 buyers in the country


Tencent technology news on October 1, in order to continue to comply with the regulations of the French government, apple provided a pair of free earpods headphones to French iPhone 13 buyers.
In 2020, when Apple launched the iPhone 12 series, it did not give away the charger plug and headset as it did in the past. Although Apple claims that it is an environmental protection measure not to send the charger plug, Apple’s hardware accessories and wearable device business are growing due to the sales of the plug and the new ecosystem built around the MagSafe charging system. Maybe apple is sincere in saying that removing the standard accessories from the iPhone box is conducive to environmental protection. When tens of millions of iPhones are shipped with less packaging and plastic every quarter, it will certainly have a positive impact on the environment. But on this scale, it also encourages Apple users to buy more profitable accessories from apple so that they can maximize their use of the iPhone. This in turn allows Apple’s revenue to continue to grow.
Apple’s practice of not giving away charger plugs and headphones has continued to this year’s iPhone 13 series. However, in some countries and regions, apple is still obliged to provide consumers with free hardware.
France asked manufacturers to make concessions to protect children under the age of 14 from RF radiation. Although this topic has aroused heated debate, apple usually follows the rules of the country in which it operates, and provided a set of earpods in compliance with regulatory laws to iPhone 12 customers in France last year. This year, iPhone 13 customers received random gifts of earpods again.
As last year, wired headphones were included in a separate part of the package delivered to the customer’s door. Elsewhere, Apple’s shipping materials are longer and wider than the iPhone 13 box, but only slightly higher. Because of the complimentary earphones, French customers will receive a larger package. You can see that the complimentary earpods earphones are placed in a groove in the iPhone box.
Although Apple complies with French regulations, the company has ignored and continues to ignore Procon SP, a Brazilian Consumer Protection Agency. The agency fined Apple $1.9 million earlier this year for iPhone without charger. The technology giant has no plans to provide a charger when selling the iPhone 13 in Brazil. It is reported that Brazilian regulators plan to impose the same fine. (compiled by Tencent technology / Wuji)