Apple faces additional fines, potential halt of operations in Italy over warranty dispute

Wed, Jul 4, 2012


Well it looks like Apple has some more problems a’brewin over in Italy. You might remember that Apple last year was fined $1.2 million by Italian authorities for selling 2-year warranties to consumers even though EU law requires that 2 year warranties be provided at no charge.

Now Apple is looking at the prospect of its operations grinding to a halt in Italy after allegedly failing to comply with EU law. An Italian watchdog group claims that Apple still encourages customers to purchase 2 year Apple care protection without adequately explaining that they’re obligated to provide said care for free.

In addition to the threat of having its operations shut down, Apple may also face additional fines totaling approximately $377,000.

Apple now has 30 days to respond to the allegations.

via Reuters


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