Apple Must Pay for Silently Slowing Down iPhones, Italian Court Says


Apple’s problems caused by the secret iPhone throttling that was implemented in 2017 are far from over, as the company just lost an appeal in Italy and is now forced to pay a €10 million fine ($11.1 million).

The Cupertino-based tech giant was originally sued in in 2018 and the company actually lost the legal dispute later the same year, with an Italian court setting a fine of €10 million.

Unsurprisingly, Apple quickly appealed the decision but as discovered recently, a new court ruling in late May upholds the decision and requires the company to pay the fine.

The iPhone throttling

Independent tests performed in late 2017 discovered that a series of iPhones were deliberately slowed down by Apple with changes implemented in iOS software updates.

Apple explained that the performance throttling was used to handle battery degradation, as cutting down the performance of the device … (read more)

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