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Apple Introduces Seven-Day Refund Policy for Taiwan Users

Apple Inc. has introduced a new “seven-day refund period” offer which will be valid only for its users in Taiwan, the company announced.

Apparently, the move, which now offers its users from within the country the luxury of returning any newly purchased iBook or app with full refund, is actually the outcome of immense pressure exerted by the Taipei City Government recently.

The Consumer Protection Act of the capital city makes it mandatory for businesses to offer refunds within a pre-fixed number of days on a wide variety of products, violating which can cause any vendors or sellers a hefty amount of fine.

"Based on the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, mobile phone users are entitled to a seven-day period to test-use the software downloaded to their phones, and they can ask for a refund any time during this period," city's Law and Regulations Committee chairman Ching-Yuan Yeh said, Wired, UK reports.

Following pressure from the government to comply with this policy, Apple introduced some key changes to the Terms and Conditions for most of its products.

"You may cancel your purchase within seven days from the date of delivery and iTunes will reimburse you for the amount paid," according to the new Terms and Condition put in place by the iPhone maker.

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