The american elektronikgigant Apple has been awarded a fine of 25 million euros by the French prudential supervision of competition and fraud, the DGCCRF.
This writes the british BBC and the AFP news agency.
Apple gets the fine for purposely making older iPhone models slower without informing consumers about it.
Many iPhone users had long suspected Apple to make older phones slower to get people to buy new iPhones. In 2017, admitted the Apple so that the phones were made slower.
the Company said, however, that it was in order to prolong their life.
French prosecutors opened in January 2018, a case against Apple.
- iPhone-owners were not informed that it could make their phones slower to install the updates 10.2.1 and 11.2, saith the DGCCRF in a statement, writes AFP.
the Case against Apple was opened at the request of the organization Stop Planned Obsolescence, struggling against precisely the strategy that Apple has used.
This is a historic victory against a practice to send things in the trash - both for customers and the environment, says the co-founder of Stop Planned Obsolescence, Laetitia Vasseur and Samuel Sauvage.
Apple have accepted the fine from the DGCCRF.
- Our goal has always been to create safe products, which our customers appreciate. An important part of it is to make iPhones that keeps a long time, sounds it from the Apple, which, with the fine to avoid a public trial.
the Fine of 25 million euros correspond to good 185 million euros.