Apple may face criminal charges in France over iPhone slowdown

After hearing the news about Apple intentionally slowing down it’s older devices to “improve battery life”, Brad posted the following blog:

Here comes more news about potential problems for Apple in France. There are current lawsuits filed in New York and Israel and it looks like things will get worse for them.

Unlike in America or Israel, where the other lawsuits have been filed, France made it illegal to “deliberately reduce the lifespan of a product to increase the rate of replacement,” back in August 2015. According to Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée’s statement announcing the complaint, the maximum penalty for companies found guilty under French law is two years in prison, a fine of 300,000 euros, and five percent of the company’s annual turnover.

The 5% of their annual turnover will be a big deal if this goes through.

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