Apple is alleged to have intentionally slowed down old iPhones. Apple has been fined by a French investigative agency.
The US tech company Apple has been fined $ 27 million or Rs 193 Crore. The company is alleged to have intentionally slowed down old iPhones. Apple has been fined by a French investigative agency. The agency says that users were not informed about this before slowing down iPhones. In the year 2017, Apple said that it has slowed down some iPhones to extend its shelf life. This included the iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE models.
According to a report by Apple Insider, the company is ready to pay this fine. Along with this, the company will have to give complete information about the case to the users, for which it will have to put a press release on its official website for a month. The investigation to slow down older iPhones was launched in 2018. The matter came to light in late 2017 when a user complained that the iPhone had slowed down since the iOS update.
When the investigation began, the company believed that this feature was introduced in iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 11.2. Because of this, iPhones could be saved from being turned off suddenly. Users had to face this problem due to the old battery of the iPhone. Apple’s mistake in all this was that it never talked to the users about it. At the same time, users who thought that because of their phone is slow, they would now have to get a new iPhone, they did not know that they could get rid of this problem by changing the battery of their old iPhone. Apart from this, the company did not provide an option for users to reinstall the old iOS.
Apart from this, people from all over the world had made complaints and cases about this. Due to this, the company also offered free battery replacement to the users. In 2018, an Italian agency also fined $ 5.7 million on Apple and Samsung. The reason for this was to slow down old smartphones.