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Apple and Italy's Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (Competition and Market Authority) have been at odds for a while over the AppleCare Protection Plan. The European Union requires sellers to provide a two-year mandatory warranty on products, and fined Apple US$1.2 million...

November 12th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Apple has been fined 900 thousand Euros by the Italian Antitrust Authority [Google translation], citing unfair business practices against consumers. Specifically, the ruling cites two offenses against Apple, Apple Sales International and Apple Retail Italy. First, the judgement says that Apple's...

December 27th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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One good accessory purchase for any iPhone buyer is AppleCare, but now Apple has upped the ante with a new product called AppleCare+ -- they'll now cover accidental damage to your iPhone. AppleCare+ ($US99) must be purchased at the same time that you buy your new iPhone, and covers up to two in...

October 4th 2011 at 3:31pm 0 Comments
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In the wake of our earlier post on possibly time-bombed Time Capsules, there was some confusion as to whether or not the Time Capsule would be covered under any AppleCare Protection Plan you might have. The suggestion was made in the comments to Mel's post that extended coverage would apply, but we...

September 11th 2009 at 11:30pm 0 Comments