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Apple faces legal action in France for slowing iPhones

Thursday 28 December 2017 | 17:44 CET | News
French association Halte à l'Obsolescence Programmée (Stop Planned Obsolescence) announced that it has started legal action against Apple France, accusing the company of breaching the Consumer Code on two separate counts – practicing planned obsolescence and misleading customers. The move follows Apple's recent statement about how it artificially limits the processing power of iPhones carrying old batteries, an admission that immediately triggered lawsuits in the US market.

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Companies: Apple
Countries: France
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