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Apple fined for misleading consumers

Italy's anti-trust authority has imposed a 900,000-euro ($1.2-million) fine on US tech giant Apple for misleading consumers on assistance services and guarantees for its products.

By:AFP
| Updated on: Dec 28 2011, 13:42 IST
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Italy's anti-trust authority said Tuesday it was imposing a 900,000-euro ($1.2-million) fine on US tech giant Apple for misleading consumers on assistance services and guarantees for its products.

'Sanctions of a total of 900,000 euros have been imposed on the Apple group after it was found responsible for bad commercial practices that harmed consumers,' the agency said in a statement.

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Apple had given 'unclear information on payments for additional assistance offered to consumers' and the company had not 'fully implemented the two-year guarantee by the producer,' it added.

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European antitrust officials earlier this month launched a probe to determine whether Apple and five international publishers struck illegal deals to fix the price of e-books in Europe.

Apple has also come under pressure from a bitter global legal battle with South Korean electronics giant Samsung, which accuses the US giant of infringing four of its patents with the iPhone.

Apple reported a record net profit of $6.62 billion (5.06 billion euros) in the third quarter of this year.

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First Published Date: 28 Dec, 12:19 IST
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