iPhone battery row: Apple target of new probe that also focuses on Samsung

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: “Maybe we should have been clearer at a point in time but our actions were always the purest.”


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Italy’s antitrust authority has opened an investigation into claims that Apple and Samsung have used software updates to hobble phones and encourage consumers to upgrade hardware.

It’s the latest sign of trouble for Apple over the power-management feature it introduced in iOS 10.2 and again in iOS 11 to counter unexpected shutdowns on iPhones with aged batteries.

French prosecutors in January opened a probe over the battery-slowdown controversy, which is now being handled by France’s competition and consumer protection…

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