Feb 7, 2020

Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Apple has been fined €25 million for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers. In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did so to "Prolong the life" of the devices. Many customers had long suspected that Apple slowed down older iPhones to encourage people to upgrade when a new one was released. The practice was confirmed after a customer shared performance tests on Reddit, suggesting their iPhone 6S had slowed down considerably as it had aged, but had suddenly speeded up again after the battery had been replaced. The French watchdog said iPhone owners "Were not informed that installing iOS updates could slow down their devices".

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