Apple is constantly going after other companies for patent infringements, and, ironically, consumers are constantly going after Apple for consumer rights infringements.  In a recent article we discussed that Chinese consumers were unsatisfied with Apple’s support in China, and now it’s the Italian’s turn to take a bite out of the Apple pie.

Apple is constantly going after other companies for patent infringements, and, ironically, consumers are constantly going after Apple for consumer rights infringements.  In a recent article we discussed that Chinese consumers were unsatisfied with Apple’s support in China, and now it’s the Italian’s turn to take a bite out of the Apple pie.

It is the law in Italy for consumers to have the right to get two years of free assistance on electronics and durable goods, but it just so happens that Apple is only offering one year free and consumer has to pay to get support in the second year.  Basically, Italians that are paying for an extra year of support from Apple need to get their money back. 

According to Reuters, various Apple divisions in Europe have already been imposed with fines of 900,000 euros, and if Apple continues to not comply with Italian authorities then another 300,000 euros will be imposed.  Apple has 30 days to respond to the AGCM’s compliance request.