Not long ago, Apple was sued in Italy over its AppleCare and warranty sales. A similar shindig appears to be going down in Belgium as our favorite fruit company is allegedly side stepping an EU law on consumer electronics warranties. In the EU manufacturers are required to supply a two-year warranty with its electronic devices, whereas Apple only offers 12 months with the option to extend it to 3 years with the AppleCare protection plan.
Test-Aankoop, a consumer rights organization in Belgium has decided to take Cupertino’s lawyers to the Commercial Court of Brussels. The case? Apple is purposefully withholding information regarding its consumers’ rights to a 2-year warranty, to help it sell AppleCare. Apparently, warranties are a big issue in Belgium, and Apple is among the worst of the offenders when it comes to not informing buyers of its devices of their rights.