Consumer protection organization HOP has filed a criminal complaint against US tech giant Apple. They allege that obsolencence is deliberately built into Apple's iPhones. In France that would be fraud
Stock market regulators are examining Apple's failure to disclose the slowing of older iPhones, US media reports. Several lawsuits are pending after the firm admitted it intentionally reduced the speed of some devices.
The iPhone maker has admitted that as battery life deteriorates, power is deliberately reduced, which slows performance. Users have long complained that their phones slow down when new models are released.
The tech giant has offered a major price cut to replace out-of-warranty batteries that affect iPhone performance. Days before issuing an apology, it acknowledged it purposely slowed down older iPhones to prevent issues.
New relevations about Apple's tax avoidance strategy are making headlines as the Paradise Papers scandal unfolds further. EU finance ministers are due to discuss the issue during talks in Brussels on Tuesday.
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