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Apple Slapped With $9 Million Fine For Making False Claims About Third Party Repairs

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Apple has been slapped with a $9 million fine by the Federal Court for making false or misleading claims to customers with faulty iPhones and iPads.

The competition watchdog took Apple to court after investigating complaints about how the tech giant had told customers they weren't entitled to a repair or replacement after they had a third party fix devices that were disabled by an iOS software update.

"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," a statement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said on Tuesday.

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