Cupertino-based, Apple is now facing some heat from Italy's anti-trust authorities. Times of India reports that anti-trust authorities from Italy aren't too impressed with Apple's commercial policies; they feel that by the way of their assistance services and product guarantees, they're misleading their users. To discourage this, the authorities have slapped a fine of 900,000 euros on Apple, which comes up to roughly $1.2 million. 

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Reportedly, Apple had come out rather hazily on payments for additional assistance, which they offered to their users. Also, the two-year warranty that the producer offers was reportedly not implemented well by Apple, which also earned them the ire of the anti-trust authorities in Italy. A statement by the agency, which was quoted in the report read, “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.”

Publish date: December 28, 2011 10:05 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:14 pm