And better than these laws. Because the laws are defect at delivery from the seller. The point is to stop folks from selling lemons that they either know are lemons or didn't reasonably check.
an example. I live in Rome and I go to Pietro's Cell Phones and an iPhone. 4 months later it stops working. Under Italian law I can go to Pietro's and they legally have to repair or replace my phone. But if it happens at 8 months I will likely have to prove the issue was present when I bought it. Which I won't likely be able to prove so they will refuse me. But I can go over to the Apple store and under their 1 year warranty they will replace it. Even if it worked perfectly for 11.5 months. If they can't prove damage I'm covered. If I have Apple care im still covered if it was fine for 23.5 months if there's no damage. But Pietro's can say it worked for over a year so it wasn't a defect at delivery so they don't have to do anything.
A lot of people post interpretations of these laws. I still wonder how they actually work. For example are latent issues covered? There are plenty of things that look like isolated problems initially, yet turn into product recalls. I'm not talking about any individual company. In the case of computers, the cliche examples would be NVidia a few years ago or Seagate drives more recently.
Your implication that they cost more than a comparable system is humorous. I thought we'd gotten over that long ago.
But no, I think they should just offer 3 years of AppleCare standard. Not for your reasons, but simply to kick everyone else in the industry in the crotch.
There is a difference in warranty structure. With other oems the warranty length and terms are often tied to the product line. Some of the more expensive products are warrantied 2-3 years by default depending on the oem. The terms of service also vary. In some cases it can be anything from depot repair to next day on site, and of course there are often options to upgrade certain things. With displays in the $800+ price range and desktop workstations (let's say Xeon EP types), I don't personally know of any other companies that use a base one year standard. I know many that use 3 years standard, but again there are levels of service. Options like the genius bar only offer an advantage if you're within driving distance of an Apple Store. I can count 3 within 30 minutes depending on traffic.