Italy fined Apple about $ 12 million for misinformation
Italy fined Apple about $ 12 million for misinformation

Italy fined Apple Inc. Worth 10 million euros ($ 11.947 million) to mislead iPhone's water resistance.

Italy's national competition agency AGCM has decided that Apple's claims are not in the real world. She also said: Although the phone's specifications include information about water resistance, the warranty does not cover water damage, which is what the authorities call an aggressive practice.

Apple claims these iPhones can withstand 4 meters underwater for 30 minutes. From iPhone 8 to iPhone 11 to various mobile phone models, Apple has used this feature in many iPhones for many years.

Italy's National Competition Authority found that Apple had failed to demonstrate that only under strictly controlled conditions, water resistance to 4 meters could be achieved in 30 minutes. The panel decided that Apple's ads with waterproof iPhones were misleading.

However, Apple advises users with small lines not to swim and shower on iPhone and remember that liquid damage is not covered by the warranty.

The Italian National Competition Authority has ruled that the lack of guarantees to compensate for damage caused by liquids is inconsistent with Articles 24 and 25 of the Consumer Law and involves aggressive business practices, coercion or undue influence.

The Italian National Competition Authority complains that the guarantees do not apply to products that have been identified as advantages in marketing activities. But he also said: Apple's small print cannot be used in the warranty to circumvent its core obligations because the product is not what it claims to be in stores.

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