What you need to know
- Apple has lost its appeal against an iPhone slow down ruling.
- Italian authorities ruled that Apple should pay 10 million euros in 2018.
- Apple was previously accused of using "unfair commercial practices," a ruling upheld by the appeal court.
Apple has lost an appeal to a court in Italy over a 10 million euro fine it received back in 2018.
The fine was issued to Apple over the iPhone 'slowdown' controversy, whereby Apple used software updates to manage iOS processes to stop unexpected iPhone shutdowns. Authorities in 2018 ruled that Apple (and Samsung) had "implemented unfair commercial practices." Now, in a new judgment from a court in the country, that ruling has been upheld.
Obsolescenza programmata iPhone 6/6s con iOS 10, Apple ha pagato € 10 mln di multa in Italia https://t.co/y1947I4SIm ($ 500 mln in USA https://t.co/qfLvxTytBC), ora giù il sipario sui ricorsi da parte del TAR del Lazio. Apple paga € 7.000 x spese legali https://t.co/NiMCjIHjp9 pic.twitter.com/s1MzbQWsJCObsolescenza programmata iPhone 6/6s con iOS 10, Apple ha pagato € 10 mln di multa in Italia https://t.co/y1947I4SIm ($ 500 mln in USA https://t.co/qfLvxTytBC), ora giù il sipario sui ricorsi da parte del TAR del Lazio. Apple paga € 7.000 x spese legali https://t.co/NiMCjIHjp9 pic.twitter.com/s1MzbQWsJC— setteBIT (@setteBIT) May 29, 2020May 29, 2020
The full judgment is extremely technical and long-winded, however, the upshot of the judgment is found in the conclusion:
Apple will pay 7,000 euros in legal charges as a result of the unsuccessful appeal.
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