J Steele

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: The new Apple iPhone 8 is displayed at an Apple Store on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco, California. The new Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the updated Apple Watch and Apple TV, went on sale today. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

If you’re one of those people who suspected Apple of slowing down iPhones, congrats! You were right!

Apple has been fined 25 million euros for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers.

BBC says, The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned.

In 2017, Apple confirmed that did it did slow down some iPhones, but they said they did it to prolong the life of the devices.

Of course, many iPhone users suspected that was BS and it was being done to encourage users to upgrade when a new device was available.

Apple has been doing this since 2017 and it happened on the following phones:

  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus running iOS 12.1 or higher
  • iPhone X running iOS 12.1 or higher
  • iPhone XS, XS Max and XR running iOS 13.1 or higher

The setting is only enabled when the battery starts to degrade, and now iOS offers more clear information to consumers when the setting has been switched on.

In other words…. BRUH. We knew it, SMH.

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