Belgian Judge May Block Apple Site Over Warranty

In what seems like a huge overreaction, a Belgian magistrate wants to protect consumers from misinformation by blocking access to Apple’s website across Belgium. The European Union requires that sellers like Apple provide a minimum two-year free warranty on all consumer electronics products (for Apple, this would include iPods, iPhones, Apple TVs, and iPads). Yet, Apple only informs its customers that it will cover a free one-year warranty — even though the company will still honor a second year per EU regulations — and urges consumers to purchase an extended AppleCare warranty they may not need.