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Apple Is Forced To Clarify Its Warranty Coverage For European Customers

Apple Is Forced To Clarify Its Warranty Coverage For European Customers

Apple's new information pages help you better determine whether or not you really need AppleCare in the EU.

Having been fined $1.2 million by Italian regulators late last year over its marketing for AppleCare products, Apple has been forced to clarify its warranty coverage for customers in the European Union, and compare its extended warranty products against statutory EU warranty coverage.

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Did Apple Dodge A Powder Keg In Europe With Italian Warranty Case?

Did Apple Dodge A Powder Keg In Europe With Italian Warranty Case?

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Although many EU consumer laws already guarantee twice as much protection, Apple can continue to rip off customers there by selling AppleCare extended warranties.

Lawyer Carlo Piana told Cult of Mac that although Apple lost its appeal over fines for unfair business practices in an Italian court, that probably won’t affect Apple’s stance in the rest of the EU-27, although consumer laws are “harmonized” across member states.

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EU: Apple Is At The Head Of An E-Book ‘Cartel’!

EU: Apple Is At The Head Of An E-Book ‘Cartel’!

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Did Apple conspire with major publishers to increase e-book prices? The European Commission has launched an antitrust probe of Apple and five publishers amid claims the industry was “terrified” by Amazon’s $9.99 e-book push. At the heart is Apple’s iBookstore and the tech giant’s “agency model” that a California lawsuit charges inflated book prices.

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Like Mighty Mouse Beating Up Superman, Small Spanish Tablet Maker Wins iPad Lawsuit

Like Mighty Mouse Beating Up Superman, Small Spanish Tablet Maker Wins iPad Lawsuit

Despite a number of recent courtroom victories which have seen Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in both Australia and Europe, one small Spanish firm has proven Apple doesn’t always get its own way in front of a judge.

The Cupertino computer giant just lost a case against NT-K, which makes Android tablets in Spain, after it pulled the company into court and claimed that NT-K’s device rips off the iPad.

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iTunes Movie Store Comes To 13 New EU Countries

iTunes Movie Store Comes To 13 New EU Countries

Late last month, Apple rolled out the iTunes Music Store to twelve new European countries. Now they’ve done the same for the iTunes Movie Store, so if you’re Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Slovakian, Slovenian or from Cyprus, hey, go nuts!

iTunes Store to Open Up to Another 10 EU Countries “At Any Time”

iTunes Store to Open Up to Another 10 EU Countries “At Any Time”

A Polish newspaper reports that Apple’s iTunes Store is set to open up to another ten countries in the European Union. A launch date for the service is still unknown, but sources have reportedly indicated that it could come “at any time.”

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Did Apple Lie And Falsify Evidence To Win Its Injunction Against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab?

Did Apple Lie And Falsify Evidence To Win Its Injunction Against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab?

Apple’s chalked up some big victories against Samsung in recent weeks, culminating in a preliminary injunction that got the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned throughout the EU. But did Apple do so based upon false evidence? That’s what one Dutch website is alleging, and we’ve got to admit, their argument’s pretty good.

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