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.