Italy’s competitors authority stated Monday it had fined Apple EUR 10 million (roughly Rs. 90 crores) for deceptive claims in regards to the waterproof properties of varied iPhone fashions.
It stated the US tech large “did not make it clear that this feature exists under certain specific conditions”, notably in laboratory checks with static and pure water, “and not under normal conditions of use”.
It cited promotional claims regarding the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11professional and iPhone 11 professional Max fashions.
The authority additionally rapped Apple for a disclaimer that the guarantee for the smartphones didn’t cowl harm brought on by liquids, saying it “was deemed to mislead consumers”.
In addition, it stated Apple’s refusal to offer guarantee service when the iPhone fashions involved had been broken by liquids amounted to “an aggressive commercial practice”.
“For these reasons, the authority has decided to impose penalties totalling EUR10 million (roughly Rs. 90 crores) on Apple Distribution International and on Apple Italia,” it stated in an announcement.
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