The Sale of Goods Act 1979 gives consumers limited protection for up to six years after purchase, regardless of store or manufacturer warranties. The Act says that when a product is bought it must be of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose and meet its description.
If it develops a fault at a time in its life when this should not reasonably have happened, the shop could be responsible for rectifying the problem. Which? said in these circumstances, the customer should ask for a no-cost repair or replacement.'The retailer must do either in a reasonable period of time and without causing significant inconvenience,' it said. 'In practice, these rights last for a maximum of six years after purchase (five years in Scotland).'
Apple has seeded the first beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 to developers. The release asks testers to focus on Mail, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver, though there are no known issues with the release.
Earlier this month, Apple released a special update to Mavericks to address issues using Gmail with the Mail.app client built into the OS.
The update is available to registered developers through the OS X Developer Portal.