France fines Apple for keeping silent over iPhone update drawback

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US tech company Apple has been fined 25 million euros by a French competition watchdog for failing to tell iPhone users that a software update throttled the performance of older iPhones, a problem that could be fixed by replacing the battery but which may have encouraged some to replace their smartphone for a new device.

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A French regulator has hit Apple with a 25 million-euro fine over its controversial software update that slowed down older iPhones, reports The Verge.