Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Korean prosecutors launch formal investigation of Apple's iPhone slowdown 'feature'

Apple and Samsung are both under investigation by the Italian government over planned obsolescence Italian anti-trust authority to investigate Apple and Samsung over planned obsolesence
Troy Mann | 20 January, 2018, 06:47

"I have that faith - that it will be used for great goal for the country", said Cook, "whether that's infrastructure or education, or what have you, that will further supply jobs in the U.S".

"For the sake of its loyal fans, Apple has to take responsibility over the slowing iPhones", Park Soon-jang, an official at the advocacy group told Reuters by phone on Friday.

Prior to installation of an iOS software update, does Apple inform users of the potential for a reduction in processor performance associated with the update?

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office declined to comment when asked if it would launch an investigation into Apple following the complaint from the consumer group.

Apple has repeatedly denied it engages in planned obsolescence.

Apple is also planning a software update that will provide more transparency about the condition of an iPhone's battery, and will let consumers switch off the performance management feature - even if it leads to more unexpected shutdowns.

Apple and Samsung are both under investigation by the Italian government over planned obsolescence

"When we did put it out, we did say what it was, but I don't think a lot of people were paying attention", said Cook in a television interview with ABC News.

It is unclear whether the South Korean government will act on the complaint, according to Reuters. In fact, to check out reports of dwindling supplies, CNBC reporter Todd Haselton visited the 14th Street Apple Store in NY to get the battery on his Apple iPhone 6 replaced.

Both companies are suspected of infringing four articles of the country's consumers' code and will face multimillion-euro fines if found guilty. The Cupertino tech giant said all out-of-warranty battery replacements for iPhones as old as iPhone 6 can be replaced for only $29 - until this December.

Cook added that the company would also provide information about the current health of a user's battery. Apple apologized, introduced a cheaper battery replacement program, and revealed that a future iOS 11 release would give the user the ability to toggle iPhone slowdowns, as well as keep tabs on the health of the battery.

Like other similar legal fillings, the consumer groups' complaint is centred on Apple's release of iOS 10.2.1 in 2016, a software update that included a feature which affected the CPU for iPhone 6, 6s and SE models. "This hasn't been done before".

Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during US elections
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