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France investigates Apple for slowing down old iPhones

AP  |  Paris 

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets.

The Paris prosecutor's office said today a probe was opened last week and is led by the French body in charge of control, which is part of the ministry.

It follows a legal complaint filed in December by a French consumer rights group that aims to stop intentional obsolescence of goods by companies.

In it is illegal to intentionally shorten the lifespan of a product in order to encourage customers replace it.

apologized in December for secretly slowing down older iPhones, a move it said was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.

Lawsuits against the company have been filed in the US and

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 16:31 IST