The Italian Antimonopoly authority issued a fine of ten million euros to Apple, Free News reports, citing the competition and market protection authority’s press service.
The US Company was accused of unfair commercial practices, in particular, misleading customers about the tightness of some iPhones, AGCM found.
“Apple did not explain that gadgets are waterproof only in certain conditions,” the Department stressed.
The factors that made the devices resistant to water were special controlled laboratory tests, rather than users’ daily activities, the regulator said. The fine was issued due to the refusal of representatives of the Corporation to provide customers with warranty assistance in case of damage to gadgets due to liquid ingress.
Before that, the French Antimonopoly service fined Apple for undermining competition in the market. The companies were fined 1 billion euros.