Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers.

The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned.

In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did so to “prolong the life” of the devices… More here.

I have written about this before and without wishing to sound like an Apple apologist, this is nonsense. Look at the majority of Android phones and their longevity, and compare that to iPhones. Throw in a new trick by Apple to help deal with the one thing that stops you using an iPhone for many many years, the battery, and they get fined.

The only area of contention is how obviously they publicised this change outside of the tech nerd world.



Categories: Apple, iPhone, Tech News

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