The Italian competition authority has fined Apple Distribution International and Apple Italia Srl 10m euros for “unfair commercial practices”, BNR reported.
The reason for the penalty is that Apple advertises several of its iPhone models as waterproof for up to 30 minutes and at a maximum depth of 4 m to 1 m depending on the model, while not explaining that such water resistance cannot be found. ” under normal conditions of use of the devices by users “.
Apple has also refused to “provide warranty assistance when these iPhone models are damaged due to the ingress of water or other liquids, thereby impeding the exercise of the rights of customers recognized by their warranty law or the Code of Conduct. consumers, “the AGCM said in a statement.