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Apple fined for iPhone water-resistance claim


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The fine was imposed by L’Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), which translates literally as the guarantee authority for competition and the market. This is the competition watchdog responsible for ensuring that companies treat both consumers and competitors fairly.

First, it says, Apple made water resistance claims without making it clear to consumers that these were true only in ideal laboratory conditions, and phones had not passed the same tests in real-life conditions.

Second, and more seriously, Apple made iPhone water resistance claims in its marketing, but then refused warranty service on phones which suffered water damage.

Full monty at 9to5 Mac: Link

And at ArsTechnica: Link

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LOL, $12M fine is a joke..

 

The first concerns the marketing of a number of different iPhone models – iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11pro and iPhone 11 pro Max – in which it was claimed that each of the advertised products was water resistant to a maximum depth varying between 4 meters and 1 meter depending on the model. for up to 30 minutes.

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Doesn't surprise me.  Apple stated one day that they slow older models down.  They got hit with a class action suit and they then denied admitting they slowed them down, even though it was in a CNN release. 

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Then apple™ blamed Intel , nvidia... their customers, users, resellers...

Except those that kept shoving money down their gut pretending nothing was ever put together with China 

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