Italy fined Samsung and Apple because of updates that lead to slow performance

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Opened the competition authority and the Italian well-known acronym in the name of the AGCM investigation against both Samsung and Apple because of its deliberate delay of smart phones old. It should be noted that it has been opened this investigation in January and closed the investigation now, has been the conviction of both companies.

Was fined Samsung and Apple a fine of 5 million euros each. Concluded the competition authority and the Italian noted that ” both companies deliberately they issue software updates for a number of its smart phones, which are updates that caused serious malfunctions and reduced performance dramatically, thus speeding up the process of replacing them by users “.

Suffered each of the two companies from legal problems in Italy because she was aggressive in putting pressure on users forcing them to install updates and also because it didn’t provide a way to allow users to return to the old version of the operating system.

The imposition of the competition authority and the Italian another fine worth 5 million euros on the Apple because of the failure to provide clear instructions on when to replace battery for iPhone, what is the proper way to do it. Enter Apple and reduced reduced costs of replacement batteries models iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S since then.

Note that the amount of 5 million euros is the maximum penalty that can be imposed by the competition authority and the Italian companies. Also, it would be required two published notices with links to this resolution in the official websites in Italy.

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