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Apple fined $1.2 million over warranty practices in Italy

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2011
News Categories: Apple

Apple has been hit with a substantial fine over its warranty practices in Italy. BBC News reports that Italy’s antitrust authority handed Apple a €900,000—roughly $1.2 million—fine for the company’s failure to inform customers of their legal right to two years of technical support, instead recognizing only the one-year warranty, such as standard in the U.S. The penalties will be applied to Apple’s three local divisions—Apple Italia, Apple Sales International, and Apple Retail Italia.

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Expect the same news from Spain where it is also compulsory by law to give 2 years warranty. Apple care is not legal before year 3.

Posted by wsrmatre on December 28, 2011 at 2:28 AM (PDT)

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