Water Resistant Claims On Apple's iPhones Fined 169 Billion


VicigersI'm sure one of you uses a smartphone product from Apple, right? There is a rumor 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 incorrect information in its mobile phone advertisement. The regulator said that Apple in its advertisements misled users about how deep and how long iPhones can be submerged without damage.


In various marketing materials relating 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 one to four depths. 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 claims are only true under certain circumstances. In addition, ACGM also disagrees with Apple's warranty, where the warranty they offer does not cover damage caused by liquid.

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

This isn't 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 about experiences in playing.