Apple hit with almost GHc150 million fine for slowing down old iPhones

Apple hit with almost GHc150 million fine for slowing down old iPhones

- Apple Inc. has been fined by French competition and fraud watchdog, DGCCRF, for slowing down older iPhone versions

- The technology company was ordered to pay $27 million for the act which it confirmed in the year 2017

- Apple Inc. has meanwhile confirmed that it has resolved all issues with the watchdog

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Apple Inc. has been fined 25 million euros or $27 million for intentionally slowing down older versions of iPhones without informing its clients.

France’s competition and fraud watchdog, DGCCRF imposed the fine on the technology firm.

YEN.com.gh understands that Apple, in 2017, confirmed that it intentionally slowed down some models of their phones in a bid to prolong the life of the devices.

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Per a report by citinewsroom.com, the company, however, indicated that it has resolved the issues with the watchdog.

Customers have however argued that Apple slowed down older iPhones in a bid to encourage people to purchase newer models.

For that reason, it released updates for the software of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE which “smoothed out” battery performance.

In other news, the coronavirus has, in recent times, caused havoc in a number of countries in the developed world, and the race for a cure appears to be all that everyone looks forward to.

As health officials brace themselves for the worst, Africa is yet to record a single case of infection.

Information available shows that over 31,000 people have been infected since late December 2019.

Trips between Africa and China grow by the day, and per a report by Bloomberg.com, closer ties between them have increased the rate of exposure to the virus.

YEN.com.gh understands that about 20 African countries have already discussed the possibilities of an outbreak, taking into consideration the general state of medical facilities.

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