French regulator fines Apple $27 million for slowing down older phones


A French regulator revealed it is fining Apple €25 million or $27 million over its slowing down of older iPhones.


On Friday, documents were released by a French watchdog saying that since Apple didn’t warn customers it essentially lied by omission to get users to buy new devices.


The fine comes from the French Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention.

“The DGCCRF has indeed shown that iPhone owners had not been informed that the updates of the iOS operating system they installed were likely to slow down the operation of their device,” the document states.


Apple, which in 2017 admitted to the practice, said it had resolved the issue with the regulator.


The DGCCRF revealed that Apple had agreed to pay the fine and also has to display an announcement about the ruling on its French-language website for one month.

By THEREWXNDZ

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