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Apple and Samsung fined for sega mobiles
Apple and Samsung fined for sega mobiles

Older models become tough when new will – now they will have to pay

the Italian competition authority fines Apple and Samsung that they called on customers to install software that made the older models with slower. Apple can expect similar fines from more countries, including France.

Fines of 5 million euros (over 50 million) will then both companies urged customers to upgrade operating systems when they were released. It worked great on the newer models, but on older phones the deterioration of the performance. Critics and consumer groups in several countries have argued that the case of planned obsolescence (planned obsolescence) which the manufacturers taken to get customers to buy new phones.

Samsung's part, it has not been heard much in the way past, but Apple's update has resulted in many investigations and litigation in the past year. In France there is a specific law against shortening the products ' life cycle in this way, and Apple is being investigated by prosecutors. In the united states investigated the company of a couple of authorities and Apple have also been sued by individuals.

Has been confirmed by Apple

Apple confirmed last year that the software in their Iphone phones had a inbromsande effect on mobile phones with battery problem. They have, however, denied that they should have done something to shorten the lifespan of the phone.

In Italy fined Apple with a further eur 5 million, since the company is not giving customers clear information on how they should deal with or possibly replace the batteries of mobile phones.

the News of bötfällningen, the same day that Apple ceo Tim Cook is in Brussels to speak at a seminar on data security and individuals ' right to privacy in the digital world.

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