Matt Brian reports for TNW, “Italy’s ‘antitrust authority’ Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) has fined Apple €900,000 ($1.2 million) after it was found to be misleading consumers on assistance services and warranties, AFP reports.” “The antitrust watchdog issued a statement saying that it had imposed ‘sanctions of a total of 900,000 euros’ on Apple ‘after it was found responsible for bad commercial practices that harmed consumers.'”
Brian reports, “Apple was also found to have given ‘unclear information on payments for additional assistance offered to consumers’ and the company had not ‘fully implemented the two-year guarantee by the producer,’ the authority added.”
“The company, which sells its products with a one year warranty, is required under EU law to protect buyers with a minimum of two years protection on all consumer electronics, which includes its iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod devices,” Brian reports. “Instead of this, Apple pushed a paid warranty service with its AppleCare service, going against regulations in Italy.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Jay in DC” and “ovine” for the heads up.]