Apple Updates EU Warranty Disclosure After Backlash

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. on Monday for the first time explicitly stated that its standard product warranties in Europe cover two years, following the company's unsuccessful appeal of a $1.2 million fine by an Italian regulator for allegedly tricking consumers into buying an unnecessary warranty extension. 

The technology giant, which typically offers a one-year limited warranty on its products globally that can be extended through the purchase of a protection plan, has updated its website disclosures to reflect that consumers in Europe are statutorily entitled to have their...
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