Apple fined for slowing down iPhones

Tech giant Apple were fined 25 million euros for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models. Critics accused the firm of surreptitiously forcing users to buy phones sooner than necessary. IPhone owners were not informed that installing iOS updates (10.2.1 and 11.2) could slow down their devices, according to the DGCCRF anti-fraud agency’s statement.

The scandal erupted in December 2017, when the US tech giant admitted that its most recent iOS software was slowing the performance of older telephones whose battery life was deteriorating.

Source: Geo