Apple pledge on phone slowdown eases watchdog concerns - News Summed Up

Apple pledge on phone slowdown eases watchdog concerns


There were concerns that a 2017 software update was causing some iPhones to slow, leading customers to buy new batteries or even new phones ReutersThe UK competition watchdog says that Apple has committed to being “clearer and more up front” with iPhone users about battery performance. The Competition and Markets Authority started investigating last year amid concerns that a 2017 software update was causing some iPhones to slow, leading customers to buy new batteries or even new phones. Apple has always said that the update was designed to boost the battery life in some of its older iPhone models and to prevent unexpected shutdowns, but it apologised to customers two years ago for not making this clear enough. Britain was not the only country to investigate the slowdown, with lawsuits from the United States, Israel and France. In October last year, Italy’s competition and markets authority fined Apple €10…


Source: The Times May 22, 2019 23:02 UTC



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