Apple will appeal against the fine imposed by the Italian regulator for failing to respect the legal warranty requirements, reports “The Register” (

Earlier this week Italy’s Antitrust Authority fined Apple 900,000 euros (approximately US$1.2million) for its handling of customer guarantees. The watchdog group said Apple had failed to inform shoppers of their legal right to two years’ technical support, recognizing instead only a one-year standard warranty. The Antitrust Authority said the firm’s action had led people to pay extra for Apple’s own support service, which overlapped in part with the free guarantee.