Apple websites could be blocked in Belgium over warranty disputes
Apple has been facing some tough times in the EU lately due to its warranty policies. Recently we’ve heard the news of the company having trouble in Belgium as the consumer protection group FPS Economy has filed a claim against the company due to its AppleCare warranty practice. The EU requires that products provide consumers with no less than two years of warranty coverage, and in the case of Apple, that’s only the case if you purchase AppleCare.
A Belgian Judge is reportedly considering blocking Apple’s websites for consumer access from the country after all of these disputes. The only reason why the Judge is hesitant is due to how this would affect consumers of services like iTunes and iCloud. That being said, this won’t be the first time Apple faces problems with the EU over its warranty issues as the company had to cancel AppleCare from Italy and pay over $1.5M in fines.
Obviously these are currently just reports and more information should surface on the matter in the coming weeks. Whether the Judge is right or not in the opinion of many, laws are laws, and specially if these protect your wallet.