Apple fined $27 million in France for throttling old iPhones without telling users


France’s competition watchdog DGCCRF announced that Apple will pay a $27.4 million fine due to an iOS update that capped performance of aging devices. The company will also have to display a statement on its website for a month.


A couple of years ago, Apple released an iOS update (10.2.1 and 11.2) that introduced a new feature for older devices. If your battery is getting old, iOS would cap peak performances as your battery might not be able to handle quick peaks of power draw. The result of those peaks is that your iPhone might shut down abruptly.

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