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Apple forced to provide 2-year warranty in Australia

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission flexes its legal muscle against Apple, Down Under (NASDAQ:AAPL)

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Dec 19, 2013 9:31 am

If there's one thing that is great about living in Australia - other than our crappy Internet - its our consumer laws. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking up warranty issues with Apple, something that the iPhone maker has gotten away with for years.

 

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Claims have pegged Apple with misleading consumers in respect to the details of faulty product replacement, refund and repair, the ACCC has hit Apple with a court order, which demands changes be made in Australia. The ACCC claims that Apple employees have been enforcing its own internal policies, which is a 14-day return and 12-month manufacturer warranty, versus those put in place by Australian law.

 

Apple will now offer a 24-month warranty in Australia, as well as beef up its repair and return policy. For those based in Australia, and consumers of Apple goods, this is a good win for consumers!

NEWS SOURCES:Techspot.com

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