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Lots of Macs arriving in Brazil without Anatel stamp are opened by Apple

A few days ago, I received an email from the reader Thiago Queiroz with somewhat unusual information: last week, he received his newest MacBook with a white one, with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The curious thing: the box had been opened twice before arriving at his house.

“Do you know that gray‘ cover ’that surrounds the MacBook and has that Apple tag sealing it? So, my biggest surprise was just ”, says Thiago. “I opened the box, took out the Styrofoam and, when I went to see it, the first label was already broken, but it had a second one completely different from the one originally from Apple. And more: when I took the Mac out of this case, I noticed that an Anatel seal was stuck under it. ”

MacBook with Anatel seal

Owner of two other MacBooks, Thiago was very surprised by the novelty, since this had never happened before and none of his Macs has an Anatel seal. MacMagazine went to get the information from Apple Brazil, which confirmed the fact: it itself opened the box of some computers that were in stock to adapt them to the regulations of the National Telecommunications Agency.

"At no time were the computers turned on, they were only removed from the packaging for gluing the stickers," said the press office of Apple Brazil. The characteristics of the machines themselves are the same as those sold in the United States, they just need the stamp. According to Apple Brazil, whenever a batch arrives in the country with units without a seal, the machines will have to be manipulated to glue them.

Not for nothing, no, but a PC user would care little for that kind of thing, except that it wouldn't necessarily be valid among monkeys. Whoever has one knows. Alis, who already bought one with hard-earned money and was happy to get a sealed box and enjoy those first minutes of contact with the product, making the unboxing and discovering every little detail about him, you know how remarkable this is.

It is evident that all this is a consequence of exaggerated and unnecessary bureaucratic processes imposed by federal law, but I, in particular, would be very upset if I were in Thiago's place. Has anyone else gone through this experience?