Earlier this week, we reported that the Italian government had threatened Apple with another fine – “and possible temporary closure of its operations in Italy” – if Apple did not amend its warranty policy to comply with the law of European Union (EU).
Apple’s warranty policies have resulted in some serious legal exchanges with many foreign nations. Once Taiwan made Apple offer a 7-day return policy on App Store purchases.
Really bad news for Apple! On 22 March 2012, Apple lost its appeal of a fine that was imposed in Italy in December regarding AppleCare extended warranty coverage for its products.
In December 2011, Apple had been accused of misleading customers in Italy and it faced fine for that. Apple claimed to be complying with all Italian laws and appealed against the verdict.
We reported earlier this week that Italian anti-trust regulator had fined Apple a total of US$1.2 million for failing to adequately inform its customers about their rights to product guarantees and assistance.
Italy’s anti-trust body has imposed a fine on Apple Inc, ordering the tech giant to pay a total of 900,000 euros for failing to adequately inform customers about their rights to product guarantees and assistance. The authority said Apple Sales International, Apple Italia and Apple Retail Italia failed to properly inform customers that they were…