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Apple and Samsung fined by the Antitrust authority for the planned obsolescence

The Italian Garante is the first institution in the world to have convicted companies tech for the planned obsolescence, that the alleged “practice” that would force consumers to change devices regularly for non-software support or performance in sharp decline. With the planned obsolescence, a device...

The competition AUTHORITY initiates proceedings against Apple and Samsung for the case of the smartphone is intentionally slowed down

The competition AUTHORITY initiates proceedings against Apple and Samsung for the case of the smartphone is intentionally slowed down

Lately there is much talk about “planned obsolescence”, of the reduced performance via software updates if the batteries are worn out, and so on. At the centre of the fuss there is definitely Apple, but the AGCM – Italian Garante della concorrenza e del mercato – wants to delve deeper into the issue...