Italy launches investigation into Samsung and Apple for slowing down phones

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Just a couple of weeks ago a French watchdog announced that it was investigating Apple about the “planned obsolescence” of iPhones. Now Italy is also looking into both Apple and Samsung after complaints that the companies are purposefully slowing down older phone models. Apple has already admitted and defended the fact that it slows down older iPhones, saying that it is done to ensure the best performance from aging batteries — later saying that an upcoming update will make the slowdown optional. In Italy, both Apple and Samsung stand accused of reducing handset performance to “induce consumers to buy new…

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