Apple's iPhone is fined for water resistance claims 169 billion


Vicigers, surely one of you is using a smartphone product from Apple, right? There are rumors that a competition supervisory regulator in Italy, ACGM has fined Apple, a company from Cupertino, the United States, of 10 million euros, or around 169 billion.

This happened after Apple was deemed to have provided wrong information on its cellphone advertisements. The regulator said that Apple in its advertisements misled users about how deep and how long an iPhone could sink without damage.


In various marketing materials related to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple has stated that their smartphones are water resistant from a depth of one to four. meters and in up to 30 minutes, depending on the model.

However, ACGM notes that the ad does not provide more detailed information if the ad's claim is only true under certain conditions. In addition, ACGM also does not agree with Apple's warranty, where the warranty they offer does not cover damage caused by liquids.

Therefore, the ACGM considers that Apple is dishonest in making claims about water resistance in its products, while at the same time refusing warranty services for sunken smartphones.

This is not the first time Apple has been hit with fines in the country. In 2018, Apple was fined €10 million in Italy for deliberately slowing down the performance of its phones.

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Agnes Virginia Habibie

A game lover and likes to write down experiences in playing.

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