Apple Cleared In AppleCare Suit in Italy, Still Faces Fines

Last month we reported on AppleCare being pulled from Italian Apple Stores over Apple running afoul with Italian consumer protection laws. The case is now resolved, but it will still cost Apple and additional €200,000 (~$264,000) in fines.

Italian authorities are happy with how Apple has resolved the matter around AppleCare in Italy, but they were found to have violated the law between March and November 2012, they have to pay the piper:

Already required to pay a $1.2 million (€900,000) in damages, Apple has been fined another $264,000 (€200,000) by Italy’s ‘antitrust authority’ Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) for failing to comply with local laws with its Applecare warranties between 28th March – 10th November 2012.

It’s not a huge fine (in the great scheme of things for Apple), but it still has to sting a little.

Via: The Next Web

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  • LGM Photography

    Good, I hope they get a massive fine. I just had a replacement phone as my had issue with the power button but the replacement is a locked phone. Just great, thanks a lot Apple Care. I can smell a switch to Samsung next time I need a new phone.