Antitrust regulator of Italy (Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) launched an investigation suspecting intentionally slowing down old smartphones is not only Apple, but and Samsung.
Why there were suspicions
After the scandalous recognition it is not surprising that in The field of view AGCM hit Apple, but here are the suspicions of the Samsung - this is something new. Companies could slow down old devices with using updates to their owners bought new gadgets.
AT AGCM say that Apple and Samsung is accused of creating a " general commercial policy that uses a shortage of certain components to limit the timing of the execution of its products and encouraging consumers to buy new versions. " A this is a violation of the four articles of the Italian Consumer Code.
If their pleaded guilty - companies will pay several million euros of fines.
What they say in Samsung
AT Samsung is still denying the slowdown of smartphones . " Samsung does not provides software updates to reduce product performance in the throughout the life cycle of the device " - it says in company statement.
Moreover, we are ready to cooperate with AGCM and to assist in every way the investigation.
AND if Samsung can still be trusted, then Apple's guilt is obvious. A investigation in Italy - far from first and the last, because after the company's announcement of intentional " aging " of the devices suits the her showered, as from cornucopia.
Source: The Independent