Apple posted a page on its website on Wednesday that describes AppleCare for Enterprise, one of the first outcomes from its deal with IBM.
Apple has simplified its AppleCare options for the iPhone. Now, your only choice is AppleCare+, which covers accidental damage and costs $99 for two years of coverage.
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Apple’s warranty practices come under fire again in Europe as EU Justice Commissioner calls for better enforcement of current consumer protection laws.
Obviously a quarter of a million or so is nothing to Apple, which has about $120 billion in the bank. But this episode does signify the end of this strange saga wherein Apple — for a while — refused to budge on selling AppleCare in the country.
The company has been fined almost a million euros for selling paid warranties to Italian customers who should have had free coverage. Apple seemed to get away with ignoring the law for a while, even as Italy got more aggressive in its enforcement.
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Another international legal snag for Apple: Italy is moving to add additional fines and even force the company to temporarily shut down its operations in the country until it complies with local laws that require two years of free warranty coverage. Apple has ignored previous warnings.
Apple has run afoul of Italian authorities for providing misleading information about consumers’ rights in the country when it comes to product warranties. On Tuesday, the country’s Antitrust Authority announced it had placed a fine of €900,000 euros ($1.17 million USD) on the iPhone maker.
Apple has introduced a new level of AppleCare for iPhone shoppers, called AppleCare+. This version of Apple’s extended warranty coverage is available beginning Oct. 14 — the same day as the iPhone 4S — and covers accidental damage, unlike the previous variety.