Apple and Samsung are both under investigation

IMG_2249 Italy’s antitrust organization has launched two separate investigations against Apple and Samsung over accusations of planned obsolescence.

AGCM, is trying to determine whether the two popular smartphone manufacturers are using software updates to slow down devices in order to influence customers to upgrade their phones.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said this week that the next iOS update will allow users to disable the slowdown if they choose, and provide more transparent information as to the health of users’ batteries.

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