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Apple sites nearly blocked in Belgium over warranty spat, reports suggest

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A Belgian magistrate has mulled blocking Apple(s aapl)’s websites there, according to local reports on Tuesday, as spotted by This was as a result of the still-ongoing kerfuffle over Apple and warranties – although EU law says consumer goods should automatically come with a two-year warranty, and although Apple acknowledges as much on a webpage, the firm still advertises its gadgets as being covered by a one-year warranty and tries to upsell customers to a two-year AppleCare plan. The reports suggest the magistrate may have realized blocking Apple’s sites would mess with iTunes and other services, so is still considering his next move.

One Response to “Apple sites nearly blocked in Belgium over warranty spat, reports suggest”

  1. perhaps they could find a way to redirect url requests to first pop up a public service statement declaring that apple care is unnecessary and redundant with a continue button that brings you back to the apple page.

    also if apple continues not to comply with EU law than perhaps the court could order them to refund money to people who unnecessarily have purchased apple care.