Not quite the monopoly-slayer, but… Apple fined by Italian watchdog over false claims about ‘waterproof’ iPhones

Italy's antitrust regulator

Italy’s antitrust regulator has scored another victory against tech giant Apple, fining it €10 million for misleading the public about “waterproof” iPhones.

It’s not the sweeping anti-monopoly case the US wants to bring, but this one was easier to win. The Italian Competition and Market Authority has fined Apple Distribution International and Apple’s Italian arm a total of €10 million ($12 million) for making false claims about the water resistant properties of eight different iPhone models, according to a statement the agency released on Monday.

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