Apple fined for misleading Italian customers

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Apple fined for misleading Italian customers

The Italian Antitrust Authority has slapped Apple with a 900,000 Euro fine (AU$1.15 million) for misleading customers regarding product guarantees.

The Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato dished out the fine to Apple Sales International, Apple Italia Srl and Apple Retail Italia. It comprises of a 500,000 Euro fine for not providing complete information about the AppleCare Protection Plan and 400,000 Euros for not giving customers adequate information about the length of product guarantees.

Apple had given "unclear information on payments for additional assistance offered to consumers", said the agency in a statement, and the company had also not "fully implemented the two-year guarantee by the producer".

Apple has 60 days to appeal the verdict.

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