Apple fined 25 Million punds for slowing down old iPhones for selling new models

Tech giant Apple (mobile manufacturer company) is recently fined 25 million euros (approximate 27 million dollars) for slowing down older iPhone models to show this gesture to their customers “new software update slow down older iphones”

Apple fined by France’s competition and fraud watchdog, who found customers were not warned about the measure.

Watchdog DGCCRF said, “iPhone users were not informed to install iOS updates (10.2.1 and 11.2) could slow down their devices”.

Apple, which in 2017 recognized to practice, said that it had solved the problem with the regulator.

Critics accused the company of stealthily forcing users to buy phones earlier than necessary.

However, the outcry forced Apple to upgrade their software and offer steep discounts on a replacement.

“IPhone owners were not informed to install iOS updates (10.2.1 and 11.2) could slow down their devices,” DGCCRF anti-fraud agency said in a statement. “This is a historic victory against scandalous finished blunt methods, for consumers as well as the environment,” said HOP founders Laetitia Vasseur and Samuel Sauvage, adding that they will consider applying for further damage to iPhone customers.

Apple said it welcomed the agreement with DGCCRF, which makes it possible to avoid a potentially embarrassing public trial. “Our goal has always been to create safe products that are appreciated by our customers, and making iPhones that last as long as possible is an important part of Apple did not tell buyers that updates can slow down their iPhone as.”

French prosecutors launched an investigation in January 2018 at the request of the stop Planned Obsolescence (HOP) association.

“This is a historic victory against scandalous finished spam methods, for consumers as well as the environment,” said the HOP founders.

They added that they will consider applying for additional damages for iPhone clients.

Apple said it welcomed the agreement with DGCCRF, which makes it possible to avoid a potentially embarrassing public trial.

“Our goal has always been to create safe products that are appreciated by our customers, and making iPhones that last as long as possible is an important part of it.”

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