In February 2020, the French government fined Apple €25 million for forcing an iOS update that capped battery performance and overall performance of older model iPhones.
The irreversible iOS update, released two years prior, included a feature that limited peak battery performance on older phone models. When this happened, the phone would run slowly, but users didn’t know why. Consequently, some may have purchased new devices when they didn’t need to.
France’s DGCCRF issued the fine and also required that Apple issue and apology on its website that ran for a month.
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