Nov 30, 2020

Italy fines Apple €10m over iPhone water-resistance claims

Italy has fined Apple €10m for misleading claims about the iPhone's water resistance. Instead, the water resistance claims were valid only with pure water in laboratory conditions. AGCM also said Apple not covering water damage under warranty, despite claims of water resistance, was an "Aggressive" practice. The advertising at issue promised iPhones were water resistant at a depth of up to 4m for 30 minutes. The Italian authority also ruled the lack of warranty coverage for water damage broke articles 24 and 25 of the consumer code - on "Aggressive commercial practices" and "Coercion or undue influence".

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