Re: Please be accurate with your information!
> Apple was fined in Italy for charging people for 2nd year
No, I think they were fined for implying that paying them was the only way to get a second year of cover. There's nothing wrong with their charging for a second -- or first -- year of AppleCare, as it offers more than a manufacturer's warranty.
I'm quibbling. You still have a good point.
It's amazing how often you have to kick up a stink to get that legally-required second year. O2 tried an interesting argument with my wife: that phones are guaranteed for two years but accessories (in this case, a wireless charger) only for 6 months. As if the legislation cares whether an electronic device is considered by a retailer to be the primary product or an accessory.