Apple has come under renewed fire in China for not abiding by the country's consumer protection laws, after a local court accepted the first lawsuit filed by users against its after-sales services. The Lixia District People's Court in Jinan, capital of East China's Shandong province, confirmed it had received a petition from an iPod user claiming the US tech giant violated his consumer rights by refusing to update the warranty after repairing two devices he had bought. The court will hear the case on Sept 14, Liu Ke, the court's public relations officer, told China Daily on Friday. The Vice-Chairman of China's consumers' association stated that "In certain countries such as Japan and Australia, Apple adopted unique rules to bring the company in line with local laws and regulations. Apparently they have double standards."