Brazil

Brazil Next in Line to Force USB-C on iPhones: Report

According to a report from Tecnoblog, Brazilian regulatory authority Anatel has submitted a proposal mandating USB-C ports on all smartphones (via 9to5Mac). The news comes after the EU earlier this month mandated USB-C on all iPhones sold in Europe by 2024. A recent report indicated the U.S. also wants to "follow the lead of the...

Brazil Blocks Telegram, Asks Apple and Google to Help Enforce Ban [Update]

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes on Friday ruled for the immediate suspension of popular messaging app Telegram — reports Reuters. Moraes gave Wilson Diniz Wellisch, the head of the country's telecoms regulator, Anatel, 24 hours to implement the suspension. The Supreme Court Justice also ordered Apple and Google to help block Brazil's access...

Brazilian State Agency Says Apple Must Inform iPhone Users on Batteries

According to Reuters, Procon-SP, a state agency in Sao Paulo, Brazil, says it has notified Apple it has ten days to notify Brazilian iPhone owners how they can buy battery replacements at new lower prices. The state agency says it notified Apple employees, who refused to sign the acknowledgement papers, but Procon says it has...

WhatsApp Service No Longer Suspended in Brazil

A judge in Sao Paulo, Brazil, had ordered WhatsApp to shut down its services for 48 hours in the country yesterday, after the company failed to comply with two judicial rulings to share information in a criminal case, causing outrage in Latin America's largest country, where the company estimates it has 100 million personal users. Less than...

Apple Granted Rights To Use ‘iPhone’ Name In Brazil

Back in March, we reported that Brazil's IGB Electronica, who owned the 'iPhone' registered trademark in the country since 2008, had decided to stop the legal battle with Apple over the iPhone trademark in Brazil and is seeking a workable solution to the issue. Well we don't know how settlement negotiations with Apple worked out for...