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A French regulator has hit Apple with a €25 million fine over its controversial software update that slowed down older iPhones. The General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control’s announcement, which was first spotted by AppleInsider, notes that Apple has agreed to pay the fine and will display a press release on its website for one month. The fine is the result of a probe that began at the beginning of 2018.
The controversy first emerged at the end of 2017 when users spotted that the latest version of iOS was throttling the performance of older iPhones. After being found out, Apple admitted that the “feature” was first introduced with iOS 10.2.1, and was designed to prevent unexpected shutdowns as old…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts