Apple Under Investigation in Israel for Forced iPhone Slowdown
Israel’s Consumer Protection and Fair Trade Authority is investigating Apple Israel for suspicion of consumer fraud regarding the company’s recent iPhone battery performance scandal
For daily updates, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.In a statement released by the company on December 28, following public backlash regarding an iOS update, Apple admitted to intentionally slowing down some older iPhone devices, claiming the move was taken in order to counter battery degradation. The company also offered a $50 discount for battery replacements and promised better future transparency regarding performance issues.
Since the beginning of 2018, authorities in the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy and South Korea have already launched similar investigations, and Apple is also facing several dozen class-action suits in the U.S.Apple Israel declined to comment at this time.