Cupertino-based tech giant Apple — as well as all companies that sell electronic or digital goods, devices, or products — will have to offer mandatory three years of warranty of its products in Spain, according to a report by 9to5Mac.
The report cites a Spanish blog iPadizate that claims that this comes after the Council of Ministers of the country approved the extension of the warranty period for products that are sold in Spain.
In addition to three years of warranty, companies will have to store spare parts for a period of 10 years, which was earlier 5 years.
Apple officially offers a one-year warranty on iPhone products along with local rights mandated by country-specific consumer laws.
There is no clarity as to when this new rule kicks in, however, the report claims that it is expected to happen soon.
Recently, Russia made it mandatory for smartphones, computers and other purchases in Russia must come pre-installed with Russian software after the legislation came into force.
At the time this was introduced, the legislation has become known colloquially in Russia as ‘the law against Apple.’ This was because the company had initially resisted this.
“Apple said it would offer a selection of apps from Russian developers as part of activation screens for new devices. It said it intended to comply with the new Russian law, but noted that all apps are reviewed to ensure they comply with Apple’s standards for privacy, security and content,” said a report by Reuters.