Ever since users discovered a few weeks ago that Apple has been slowing down iPhones with chemically aged batteries for the most part of 2017, the iPhone maker has been in a world of hurt. Class action suit after class action suit was filed in the US and in other markets, with that old conspiracy theory that Apple slows downs old iPhones, so users buy newer models being brought back to life. Regulators in various countries have already started looking into the matter as well.
Apple has denied these planned obsolescence claims again, admitting that it has done a poor job communicating how this battery-life-saving feature works. The company offered a cheaper battery replacement program and recently revealed that an iOS update will give users control over iPhone slowdowns.
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Anti-trust authority investigates Apple and Samsung in Italy over planned obsolescence originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at 07:45:54 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.