France’s watchdog fines Apple 25 million euros over iPhone throttling

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Apple was blamed for supposed planned obsolescence of its products before, but nothing like when it was discovered that an iOS software update intentionally slowed down older handset models with worn-out batteries. The technology giant was sued over the practice in multiple courts and now a French consumer fraud group has fined the company 25 million euros, or about $27.5 million, because it had failed to properly inform its customers that iOS software updates might cause their iPhone to run slower than usual.