caption Apple’s red iPhone. source Apple Apple fined $6.6 million for misleading Australian consumers about iPhone and iPad repairs. Apple said users were not entitled to get their devices fixed because they had been previously repaired by a third-party. A court ruled that this was not legal under Australian consumer laws. Apple has been fined AUS$9 million ($6.6 million/£5 million) for misleading Australian consumers about their right to get faulty iPhone and iPad devices repaired. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took legal action against Apple and on Tuesday announced that the Federal Court ordered the company to pay the fine. An ACCC investigation found that 275 people were told by Apple that they were not entitled to a have their devices repaired or refunded if they had previously been serviced by a third party. Specifically, the iPhones and iPads of those … [Read more...] about Apple has been fined $6.6 million for ‘misleading’ iPhone and iPad users about third-party repairs
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By Nicholas Ford SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian court fined U.S. electronics giant Apple Inc <APPL.O> A$9 million (5.05 million pounds) on Tuesday after a regulator accused it of using a software update to disable iPhones which had cracked screens fixed by third parties. The Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission (ACCC) sued the world’s biggest company by market value for “bricking” – or using a software update to disable – hundreds of smartphones and tablet devices, then refusing to unlock them if the devices had been serviced by non-Apple repairers. On Tuesday the Australian Federal Court found in the regulator’s favour, saying Apple had breached the country’s consumer law by telling some 275 customers they were not eligible for a remedy if their device had been repaired by a third party. “The mere fact that an iPhone or iPad had been repaired by someone other than Apple did not, and could not, result in the … [Read more...] about Australian court fines Apple $6.7 million over iPhone ‘bricking’ case
SYDNEY - Apple was Tuesday fined Aus$9 million (US$6.7 million or P357,347,850) by an Australian court for making false claims about consumer rights when refusing to fix faulty iPhones and iPads previously repaired by a third party. Customers of the US tech giant had complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after an operating system update disabled their devices in a global issue known as "error 53." The users were told by Apple that they were not eligible for a remedy if the iPhone or iPad had been repaired by another company. The ACCC took Apple to the Federal Court last year over allegedly false or misleading representations to customers with faulty iPhones and iPads about their rights under the law. "If a product is faulty, customers are legally entitled to a repair or a replacement under the Australian Consumer Law, and sometimes even a refund," ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court said in a statement. "The court declared the mere fact that an iPhone or … [Read more...] about Apple fined millions for Australia false iPhone claims
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff May 22, 2018 WASHINGTON — The hallmark of President Trump’s Twitter feed is that it sounds like him — grammatical miscues and all.But it’s not always Trump tapping out a Tweet, even when it sounds like his voice. West Wing employees who draft proposed tweets intentionally employ suspect grammar and staccato syntax in order to mimic the president’s style, according to two people familiar with the process.They overuse the exclamation point! They Capitalize random words for emphasis. Fragments. Loosely connected ideas. All part of a process that is not as spontaneous as Trump’s Twitter feed often appears. Advertisement Presidential speechwriters have always sought to channel their bosses’ style and cadence, but Trump’s team is blazing new ground with its approach to his favorite means of … [Read more...] about Trump’s tweets include grammatical errors. And some of them are on purpose.
Tens of thousands of people will head to Omaha, Nebraska, this weekend to watch Warren Buffett sit on a stage and talk about stocks, the economy and whatever else strikes his fancy. Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting — the so-called Woodstock of Capitalism — is always fun for loyal shareholders to attend. In addition to the folksy wisdom dispensed by Buffett and Berkshire vice chairman Charlie Munger, Berkshire fans are treated to a movie, often featuring celebrity cameos. There's more: A shopping pavilion features products from Oriental Trading and other Berkshire subsidiaries. A booth offers insurance quotes from Berkshire's Geico. A 5K race is sponsored by Brooks, the Berkshire-owned running shoe company. And there are plenty of Dilly bars from Dairy Queen. That, too, is part of the Oracle of Omaha's orbit. If you aren't going to Nebraska, fear not. Yahoo Finance will once again stream the festivities from the CenturyLink Center on Saturday — and … [Read more...] about Warren Buffett speaks on Saturday. Here are 6 things to watch for