By Laura Kemp •
Published: 28 Apr 2021 • 20:13
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APPLE must offer at least a three years warranty on products in Spain after the approval of a new national consumer protection standard.
Apple now has to offer at least a three years warranty on their products in Spain after The Spanish Council of Ministers approved a new national consumer protection standard.
The recent approval means the extension of the existing warranty period to a mandatory three years. The move aims to bring the country a step closer towards a circular economy, according to Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
It is not yet known when the new regulation will take effect, however, it has been confirmed that it will have an impact on all new Apple devices sold in Spain, including Mac devices, iPad and iPhone models.
As well as the extended warranty coverage, manufacturers will also be required to keep spare parts for a minimum of 10 years – this is up from five. The limitation period will also be extended from three years to five.
There are further details in the new consumer protection regulations, such as allowing customers to choose whether they would like a replacement device or a repair on a defective product.
Officially, Apple only offers a one-year warranty on iPhone products, in addition to local rights provided by country-specific consumer laws.
This isn’t the first time Apple has been required to comply with local regulations that are different from their own procedures and policies. For example, in France Apple must keep shipping EarPods with its iPhone devices. In the Brazilian state of San Paulo, Apple has been forced to include chargers with all new iPhones.
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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