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Italian anti-trust aItalian anti-trust authority to investigate Apple and Samsung over planned obsolescence

One year ago   |   By Phone Arena

When Apple first admitted that it had throttled the CPU on iPhone models beginning with the iPhone 6, many thought that Apple was taking a cue from the auto industry and was using planned obsolescence to "force" current iPhone users to update to the latest handsets. As it turns out, the guys in Cupertino released an apology that explained why it had slowed down the processing speed of the iPhone 6 and later versions.
Apple claimed that the weaker battery powering affected models might not be able to provide the needed energy if the device was in the midst of performing a complex task. The ...
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Samsung Investigated In Italy Over Alleged Planned Obsolescence

Samsung Investigated In Italy Over Alleged Planned Obsolescence

One year ago   |   By Ubergizmo

As you've probably heard, Apple is currently facing a barrage of lawsuits and government probes over the iPhone slow downs, with a French consumer group accusing Apple of planned obsolescence. However oddly enough it now appears that Samsung is also a target of such accusations over in Italy. In a report from Reuters , the country's antitrust body has launched a probe into both Apple and Samsung over allegations that the companies used software updates to slow down their mobile phones to push customers into buying a new one. While Apple has admitted doing this, Samsung had actually denied...
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Samsung Under Investigation In Italy Over Slowing Down Phones

Samsung Under Investigation In Italy Over Slowing Down Phones

One year ago   |   By Android Headlines

Samsung , as well as Apple, has now come under the spotlight in Italy in regards to the honesty and integrity of its approach to updates. As the Italian competition authority - L'Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato - has announced it is investigating both companies and in particular, the process by which they have initiated updates in the past and whether those updates have been in part designed to prematurely reduce the usability of their phones. A tactic often referred to as ‘planned obsolescence.'
This follows on from the highly-reported on issue of whether Apple rolled out...
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Italian watchdog launches probe into Samsung & Apple over ‘consumer reports' of planned obsolescence

Italian watchdog launches probe into Samsung & Apple over ‘consumer reports' of planned obsolescence

One year ago   |   By 9to5Google

Joining several other parties in doing so, an anti-trust body in Italy today announced that it has opened a probe into Apple over allegations of planned obsolescence. Interestingly, the group is also investigating Samsung over similar claims...
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