Samsung and Apple under investigation in Italy over planned obsolescence

January 19th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

The Italian Competition and Market Authority (AGCM) has officially opened an investigation against Apple and Samsung over reduced performance of older phones. The Apple thing isn’t new, but late last year Samsung publicly stated that it doesn’t slow slow phones down.

AGCM received consumer reports claiming otherwise. The exact charge is that these two companies are reducing performance of old products to encourage people to buy new models. This was allegedly done via a software update that did not properly inform the consumer of the consequences.

The regulator will carry out separate…

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