Earlier this week, you may remember we reported that Apple Italia had been fined, after a number of employees working at the Italian arm of the company had been found to be pushing Apple’s two-year support service ‘Apple Care’ – despite the products being purchased already being covered by the country’s own two-year product guarantee.
According to The Register, (who claims a company PR representative has confirmed the decision), Apple is now reportedly set to appeal against the €900,000 fine originally instigated by the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato.
Since the imposing of the fine, Apple has reportedly been told to cease the practice of offering its Italian customers product warranty, given the fact the products they are selling are already covered for up to two-years. Apple must now “notify” authorities of where its warranty policies will go next.
Also, in the interest of informing the public, Apple has also been asked to publish new polices to Apple.com clarifying its stance on offering product warranties within countries which already offer its customers product warranty under national law.[via 9to5Mac]