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Apple slapped with €60m lawsuit from Italian consumer rights org for slowing down CPUs in old iPhones

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Re: Enough all ready...

The batteries start to fail to deliver the power needed by the hardware after a year or so of usage. Other electronics ... don't do that. They don't do that because the engineers looked at their power usage when choosing the battery they would use, planning to have a battery that would last for an actual expected usage amount rather than the length of the warranty. I choose to believe that it was a mistake on Apple's part. They just didn't think too hard about the battery and oops it's too late. Still, it's possible that some or all of the steps taken were intentional, because a phone slowing down or suddenly dying (which it still does after slowing down) makes people think their device has a problem requiring replacement.

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