• Korean prosecutors launch formal investigation of Apple's iPhone slowdown ‘feature'

    4 monthes ago - By BGR

    South Korea is just one of the countries where the practice of slowing down iPhones with old batteries has earned Apple special attention from governmental agencies or consumer rights groups - the list also includes Brazil, China, France, Italy, and the US.
    But in Korea, prosecutors just took the whole thing to a new level, announcing a formal investigation of Apple's alleged planned obsolescence practices.
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    For years, Apple had to dispel rumors that it slows down older iPhones so that existing customers upgrade to...
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  • Italy launches investigation into Samsung and Apple for slowing down phones

    Italy launches investigation into Samsung and Apple for slowing down phones

    4 monthes ago - By Beta News

    Just a couple of weeks ago a French watchdog announced that it was investigating Apple about the "planned obsolescence" of iPhones. Now Italy is also looking into both Apple and Samsung after complaints that the companies are purposefully slowing down older phone models. Apple has already admitted and defended the fact that it slows down older iPhones, saying that it is done to ensure the best performance from aging batteries - later saying that an upcoming update will make the slowdown optional. In Italy, both Apple and Samsung stand accused of reducing handset performance to "induce...
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