U.S. senator inquires Apple over slowing down iPhones with aging batteries

  • On the heels of yesterday’s reports that France’s DGCCRF—the consumer fraud watchdog arm of the French Economy Ministry—had begun a preliminary investigation of Apple’s alleged “planned obsolescence” practices, the company is now facing inquiries from government officials in the U.S.

    On Tuesday, the WSJ reports, Sen. John Thune (R., S.D.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, containing various questions about Apple’s recently revealed practice of slowing down, or “throttling”, iPhones in relation to battery deterioration.
    “Apple’s …

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