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Italian authorities fines Apple and Samsung for deliberately slowing down phones

News reaching Smartarenapost.com indicates that, technology giants, Apple and Samsung have been fined €10m and €5m respectively in Italy for deliberately slowing down phones.

According to the Italian authorities, Apple and Samsung implemented unfair commercial practices as software updates were said to have slowed the performance of phones.

Antitrust watchdog in statement said; “Apple and Samsung implemented dishonest commercial practices” and that operating system updates “caused serious malfunctions and significantly reduced performance, thus accelerating phones’ substitution”.

Adding that Apple and Samsung, had not provided users sufficient information about the impact of the new software

Well, It would be recalled that last year, Apple confirmed it deliberately slowed down some older iPhones because their battery performance diminished over time.

Source: Smartarenapost.com

 

 

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