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ITALY HAS FINE APPLE 10 MILLION EUROS FOR WATER DAMAGE CLAIMS

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The Italian competition authority announced on Monday that it had fined Apple € 10 million for misleading claims about the water resistance of various iPhone models. He said the US tech giant “did not state this trait existed under any conditions,” including laboratory testing with static, pure water, “and not under normal conditions. ‘Use”. He cited advertising statements with regard to the models iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The authority also suggested Apple because of a liability disclaimer, according to which guarantees for smartphones does not cover liquid damage, and said this was “considered misleading to consumers”. In addition, the refusal of Apple to offer a warranty service if affected iPhone models were damaged by liquids, “an aggressive business practice”. “For these reasons, the authority decided to impose sanctions on Apple Distribution International and Apple Italia totaling 10 million euros,” it said in a statement.

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