Apple Sued in Belgium over AppleCare Advertising

Cupertino doesn’t make it clear that customers are entitled to two years of warranty

By on January 15th, 2013 12:45 GMT

Consumer group “Test-Aankoop/Test-Achats” filed a lawsuit against Apple in the Commercial Court of Brussels citing misleading marketing on behalf of the Cupertino giant.

There is already a precedent for this situation as Apple has already got a slap on the wrist for the same thing in Italy.

The Mac maker has been forced to pay a hefty fine (well, not all that hefty considering the mountain of cash it has), as well as to change the wording on its AppleCare promotional materials.

Belgium apparently wants the same thing. Apple’s site in the country doesn’t make it clear that customers are legally entitled to two years of warranty for their electronics. Apple states it only offers one year of warranty and seemingly promotes AppleCare as the only way to extend that warranty.

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