Fayth, 01 Dec 2020who will get the 12 million dollars?
should be every iPhone buyers in ItalyActually not, the money is taken by the the antitrust authority. And that is a bad thing.
The good thing is that brands will usually change behaviour of keep getting fined, and usually the consumers can use the antitrust measure to sue for a compensation, usually started by consumers associations, but no consumer will take anything if he doesnt act.
who will get the 12 million dollars?
should be every iPhone buyers in Italy
AnonD-804996, 01 Dec 2020Red Bull commercials also say you get wings and you can fly, yet I never got any wings and sti... moreWhat you are saying it is strictly regulated here, italy (I also think it is the same basically anywhere). The code of misleading advertising, art 2, says 'advertisements has to avoid any statement or representation able to mislead the consumers, even if they are omissions, ambiguities or exaggerations not hyperbolic'.
Redbull case isnt punished cause it is a hyperbolic exaggeration, that is allowed under this rule. The ratio is that what is considered obviously impossible isnt able to mislead a consumer. The obvious is under the law rule of the good father diligence.
I think this is a good thing if makes brands change how they handle water dmg warranty(that is basically no warranty), but it should be applied to all brands, cause for example samsung does the same.
thanosks, 01 Dec 2020Apple has the best water resistance out there but its not something fully trusted anyways. The... moreI don't agree with this argument, that the author is also trying to push foward.
We've had water-resistant devices for quite a while and they ARE covered under warranty. Look at Garmin watches for example, I had a friend whose watch failed well outside the warranty (after 5 years, in a pool) and they fixed it at no extra cost.
If apple refuses to fix devices which are water damaged, they should not say their phones are water-resistant. It's like claiming to have a 2-day battery life but you only get 1 hour, because you did not use it in the intended way.
Duck of death, 01 Dec 2020Yes, a few million euros makes a huge difference for a country with a population of 60 million!Red Bull commercials also say you get wings and you can fly, yet I never got any wings and still couldn't fly. OMFG FALSE ADVERTISEMENT! Time to fine them! Or how Volvo is constantly praised and advertised as safest car, yet that doesn't mean people should crash on purpose or are impossible to get killed in a Volvo. You can still get killed or severely injured in a Volvo despite all the safety they put into them. None of it is a GUARANTEE. Time to sue them too. Lets see, who shall we sue next. Milka. Lets sue Milka too. Coz milk they use doesn't actually come from purple cows. Omfg, such false advertisement! See the level of stupidity here? Just because phone is dropped in some water in a commercial, that doesn't just mean you're suddenly entitled to repair of all and any water damage. It's just a frigging ad. The certified IP ratings just mean it SHOULD survive that, it doesn't mean it'll survive with a guarantee. Because IP ratings are given under very specific conditions. It's unlikely they'll be met exactly in real conditions and when they don't, the protection may fail. And before idiots rush to say I defend Apple coz I'm a fanboy (just GSMArena things), I'm applying this to any brand. None ever guarantees anything, they just show it has certain protection that might help.
Never put or drop your phone in water. Water resistant or water proof or something else doesn't matter.
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2020You certaintly dont know false advertisement is illegalfalse advertisement is illegal... Ok.
I guess in Italy, i have to put in big bold font every fact eh?
If i make a hamburger advertisement, i have to write in bold font, this burger contains soy! Else what if someone dies from eating it without knowing it have soy.. No, everyone eating that burger need to hold up their medical cards to say they are ok to eat it?
People need some common SENSE. If you do not have, its perfectly OK to fall for it, and LEARN from that.
AnonD-804996, 01 Dec 2020They are like parasites, they smell the money. And Apple has a lot of it...Yes, a few million euros makes a huge difference for a country with a population of 60 million!
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2020Their are thousands of Ads everyday over exaggerating about themselves. Nothing happens to them.They are like parasites, they smell the money. And Apple has a lot of it...
Apple has the best water resistance out there but its not something fully trusted anyways. They cant provide liquid damage warrantee because of the uncertainty of the situation that caused the damage. And its also very expensive since if water gets in the phone it corodes everything making it unusable as is.
tom, 01 Dec 2020It's not a dumb fine. Have you seen any iphone ads? Last year they showed a guy placing i... moreCoz people are literally that dumb to take EVERYTHING literally. Actually, yes, they are. Also Samsung had their stuff showcased flying through space. I guess Galaxy S21 will be space proof.
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2020Their are thousands of Ads everyday over exaggerating about themselves. Nothing happens to them.Probably because a $1,000 phone didn't get water damage and warranty failed to cover it.
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2020And Huawei with their fake photo claiming that it was captured with their phonethat was several years ago that they did that
nothing new,iphones are not water resistant at all,they claims for 12 series should be consider as joke,the water first penetrates between the glass and plastic frame-stupid design and sim tray is the other location despite the rubber sealing there
Their are thousands of Ads everyday over exaggerating about themselves. Nothing happens to them.
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2020And Huawei with their fake photo claiming that it was captured with their phoneWell that's right. I mean, Huawei P/Mate pics are good enough so why bother using a DSLR? Oh, Huawei also cheated in Antutu previously.