Apple fined €10 million
|Italy's antitrust Agency said today that it fined Apple 10 million euros ($12 million or more than 900 million rubles) for "aggressive and misleading" advertising of iPhone smartphones. |
The regulator explained that Apple positioned several iPhone models as waterproof, without specifying that water protection was only effective under certain circumstances. At the same time, Apple did not want to repair these smartphones under warranty when they failed due to water or other liquids getting into them. Apple declined to comment on the statement of the Italian Antimonopoly service.
Note that the current fine is not the largest in the recent history of Apple. One of the biggest scandals broke out in 2017, when owners of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE found a slowdown in their devices after the next update. The manufacturer recognized the existence of a slowing function in the updated SOFTWARE, after which it was showered with lawsuits and fines.
The company still pays compensation for artificially slowing down old iPhones. In November 2020, it was announced that Apple would pay another $113 million, although in March it had already settled a multi-year class-action lawsuit for $500 million.
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