Good News Monday: Calling Them Out

As a proud —  dare I say “defiant” — owner of an older iPhone,  I was pleased to read that Apple’s rapacious strategy of planned obsolescence has been noted.

They were fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models.  France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF imposed the fine, saying that consumers were not warned.  I’m hoping other countries follow suit.

To a company that size, I’m sure this is the equivalent of a tiny flea bite. But it does indicate that if you’ve noticed your older model is slowing down for no apparent reason, you’re not going crazy.

Which is always good to know.


6 thoughts on “Good News Monday: Calling Them Out

  1. adguru101 Post author

    It’s infuriating. Surely they do enough business without needing this strategy. I’m not giving up my SE until it truly croaks… I want my phone to fit in a pocket 🙂


  2. Jen Lawrence

    So irritating. I don’t mind a slow phone but my kids go bananas. Planned obsolescence is so wasteful. But, yes, always good to have one’s sanity confirmed.

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