Oct 24, 2018
Apple and Samsung fined by Italian authorities over slow phones
Apple and Samsung have been fined millions of euros each by Italian authorities over "Planned obsolescence" in smartphones. "Apple and Samsung implemented unfair commercial practices", the Italian competition authority said in a statement. The BBC has contacted Apple and Samsung for comment. Apple was fined more than Samsung because the tech giant also failed to tell customers important details about iPhone batteries - including how to prolong their lifespan. Last year, Apple confirmed that it deliberately slowed down some older iPhone models because their battery performance diminished over time.
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