Apple and Samsung Fined for Deliberately Slowing Down Older Phones

(From The Guardian)

Apple and Samsung are being fined €10m [$11.4m] and €5m [$5.7m] respectively in Italy for the “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones. . . .

Believed to be the first ruling of its kind against smartphone manufacturers, the investigation followed accusations operating system updates for older phones slowed them down, thereby encouraging the purchase of new phones.

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