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Apple fined $27 million for slowing down old iPhones

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Apple has been fined 25 million euros ($27m) for slowing down older iPhone models without giving any clarity to its consumers.

The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog, The Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and the Suppression of Fraud (DGCCRF) on the grounds that Apple did not inform users that iOS updates released for older iPhones could slow down their devices.

The report by DGCCRF comes in the aftermath of an earlier confirmation by Apple where the Cupertino-based company admitted the fact that it does slow down older iPhones, but only to “prolong the life” of the devices.

The French watchdog in a press release highlighted that iPhone users were not “informed that hat the iOS operating system (10.2.1 and 11.2) they were installing were likely to lead to a slowing down the operation of their device.”

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