By now, Apple should be pretty familiar with Italy’s standards regarding product warranties, but it seems that despite already being fined roughly $1.2 million, the company’s troubles are not over.
AppleInsider reports that after being hit with the fine, Apple continued to push AppleCare’s two-year warranty in the region, rather than informing customers of the standard two-year warranty guaranteed by Italian law. For that, the Italian Antitrust Authority hit Apple with another fine of $264,000.
Since its latest spat with Italian regulators in July, Apple has decided not to offer AppleCare in Italy at all, so it appears this final fine is a bit of a going away present.
Italian authorities fine Apple again over warranties originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.