Italy’s competition regulator has hit Apple with a 10 million euro ($12 million) fine for making false claims about how waterproof its iPhones are.
The Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) announced the fine on Monday, saying Apple misled the public on two counts.
The AGCM said this was only the case under controlled laboratory conditions, with completely still and pure water, and wasn’t true in real-world scenarios where consumers might drop their phones in water.
It also said Apple’s warranty terms were misleading, as they were voided if the phone was damaged by liquids. It said Apple failed to repair iPhones that had been water-damaged.