Apple probed by United States government over iPhone slowdown
- Author: Valerie Cook Feb 02, 2018,
Feb 02, 2018, 21:21
Investigators are said to be looking into public statements made by Apple amid concerns that the firm may have misled investors about the performance of older phones. The company is close to signing a deal to purchase land in India's tech hub of Bengaluru and will likely invest $157 million to develop the site, two government officials say.
"We have received questions from some government agencies and we are responding to them", Apple said in an email response to an AFP query.
We sought to further enhance the customer experience in December by announcing a significant reduction on replacement batteries for specific iPhones.
This system isn't available elsewhere yet, allows customers with an iPhone 6 or more economical to reserve a battery on the internet and have Apple touch them if tribal is available in their favorite Apple Store.
Apple in a statement said it "have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product". As of now, there has been no comment from Apple or the U.S. Agencies over the Bloomberg report.
Late previous year Apple admitted throttling the speed of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE, something that naturally didn't sit well with consumers. Users first discovered that Apple was doing something to deliberately slow down older phones when their clunky iPhone started performing better, or like new, when they put in a new battery. The shares have retreated in the past week, but that downturn has been driven by concerns about lackluster demand for its high-priced iPhone X. However, Apple doesn't recommend doing so since it can cause unexpected shutdowns.
On the one side, you have Apple, who claims the code uncovered by independent researchers was a fix implemented to end older iPhones spontaneously shutting down. In early 2017, the company released a software update that affected older iPhones but did not state that the move slowed the phones.
Last week it was discovered that Apple was slowing down older iPhones on objective.