Apple fined €25 million for slowing down older iPhones


There is a school of thought that suggests many devices have built-in obsolescence. When updates to iOS started to slow down older iPhones, it seemed Apple was providing evidence to support this beliefe.

VOICEPRESS reports citing foreign media Apple said that the throttling of iPhone 6, iPhone SE, and iPhone 7 handsets was an attempt to increase the life of phones with aging – and therefore less than perfect – batteries.

But many people felt that the move was unreasonable, including the French consumer watchdog Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) which has just handed out a €25 million ($27 million) fine.