Category: Consumer Technology

Apple and Samsung both fined for deliberately slowing down older phones

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The world’s two biggest smartphone manufacturers have been fined by Italian authorities for deliberately hampering the performance of older phones, pressuring customers into upgrading. Software updates were found to “significantly reduced performance” of the iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4, causing their makers to be fined €10m and €5m respectively. Planned Obsolescence So-called ‘Planned Obsolescence’