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EU Says Apple's Warranty Advertisements Are Unacceptable 266

An anonymous reader writes "The European Union believes that Apple should be investigated for the way that it advertises warranties on their products. EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding wrote to the member countries which is 27 to ask them to check whether Apple retailers failed to let buyers know about the right to a minimum 2-year warranty for products such as the iPhone and iPad under EU law."
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EU Says Apple's Warranty Advertisements Are Unacceptable

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  • by dryriver ( 1010635 ) on Monday October 01, 2012 @04:04PM (#41517485)
    ...about consumer rights, and about the information it passes to buyers. A lot of Apple fans pay a steep premium for Apple products, assuming that they are "the best", even though that is hardly the case. There really is no legit reason why a Mac will cost 1.5 - 2 times more than a similarly specced Windows PC. ---- There's only one way Apple will go from here if it doesn't implement more ethical policies across the board: Down, down, down...
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 01, 2012 @04:06PM (#41517513)

    Good luck to them. Apple considers discovery of flaws as breaches of their conditions of sale

  • by Khyber ( 864651 ) <> on Monday October 01, 2012 @04:37PM (#41517867) Homepage Journal

    "and the use of substandard parts"

    Hi, former Apple Tech here.

    You want to talk about substandard parts? How about receiving boxes of Apple logic boards, filled with sand?

    How about roughly 2/3 new Macs failing off the line and needing to go back for repairs?

    How about getting charged $200 for THE EXACT SAME BINNED RAM that would only cost you $50 for a non-Apple PC?

    Give me a break.

    "Do work in professional audio/video or work in graphics, a Mac is the cheapest route to go."

    Nope. $300 Windows Box and Audacity + Tracktion, which came free with my $80 Mackie mixer, plus a $150 swap-meet special Alesis electronic drum kit with software.

    My guitar cost more than most Macs. Better build quality, too. Even comes with MIDI pickups.

    Oh, did I mention I did audio and video work for several local Los Angeles bands, as well as record my own music?

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