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Apple Concedes Misleading Warranty Terms

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cult of Apple | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Apple Concedes Misleading Warranty Terms

Apple Concedes Misleading Warranty TermsConsumer gadget behemoth Apple, has finally come to terms with Australia’s consumer watchdog, conceding to a number of measures to avoid court action over its handling of consumer guarantees and warranties.

The ACCC – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – has been investigating Apple’s consumer guarantee policies and practices for more than 12 months.

The ACCC was concerned Apple had made a number of false or misleading representations to consumers about their entitlements when their products were faulty or needed repairs.

Apple has conceded some of its policies might have contravened Australian Consumer Law, and is taking a number of compliance measures including re-educating it’s genius team ::::

“The ACCC was concerned that Apple was applying its own warranties and refund policies effectively to the exclusion of the consumer guarantees contained in the Australian Consumer Law,” ACCC chairman Rod Sims said in a statement. “This undertaking serves as an important reminder to businesses that while voluntary or express warranties can provide services in addition to the consumer guarantee rights of the ACL, they cannot replace or remove those ACL guarantee rights.”

The ACCC said in the statement that the undertaking also requires Apple to maintain a webpage providing clarification on the differences between ACL coverage and Apple’s voluntary limited manufacturer’s warranty, and to make copies of the ACCC’s brochure on consumer rights available at all Apple stores.


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Peter Phillip Nash, 40, was arrested yesterday at his Brisbane home by Australian Federal Police as part of an operation that also captured two others named in an indictment issued by the US Justice Department.

Australia’s Attorney-General George Brandis has confirmed Nash’s arrest, saying he is wanted in the US “for conspiracy to traffic narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and conspiracy to commit money laundering”.

Andrew Michael Jones, 24, was arrested in the US, while Gary Davis, 25, is believed to be in Ireland, according to the department officials.

If found guilty, he will face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Nash appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday and was remanded in custody.

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The laws have been through several drafts, including amendments added to protect minors – who post nude photos to one another – from being hit with child pornography charges.

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