Milan: Italy’s Antitrust Authority said on Tuesday that it was imposing a total of €900,000 ($1.2 million) fined on Apple Inc.’s Italian retail organizations for not providing clear information to customers on product assistance.
The agency said in a statement that “Sanctions of a total of 900,000 euros have been imposed on the Apple group after it was found responsible for bad commercial practices that harmed consumers.”
“Apple had given vague information on payments for additional assistance offered to consumers and the company had not completely implemented the two-year guarantee by the producer,” it added.
Prior this month, European antitrust officials launched an investigation to resolve whether Apple and five international publishers hit illegal deals to fix the price of e-books in Europe.
Apple reported a record net profit of $6.62 billion (5.06 billion euros) in the third quarter of this year.