Apple has to pay France a fine of 3 billion yen for “ degrading the peak performance of the iPhone '' to France
France has ordered Apple to pay a fine of 25 million euros (about 3 billion yen) after Apple intentionally dropped the peak performance of older iPhones.
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At the end of 2017, an Internet user said,Replacement of old iPhone battery makes terminal operation lighter"I was skeptical that iPhone CPU performance and battery performance might be related. So, when benchmark software Geekbench compared the benchmark score of the iPhone, when the OS was updated on the old iPhone,CPU performance is intentionally degradedIt turns out. This was a function that Apple included to protect the iPhone from unintentional shutdown etc., but Apple did not notify the user that peak performance has dropped, so it became a global problem .
The problem of reduced iPhone peak performance is also a problem in France and is responsible for the country's consumer protection policyCompetition, Consumption and Fraud Prevention Administration(DGCCRF) conducted a survey.
And in 2019, the DGCCRF reported to the Paris Prosecutor's Office that Apple's failure to disclose information to the consumer was "a misleading commercial practice." DGCCRF pointed out that "iPhone users cannot downgrade iOS" and "There is no way to avoid specifications that reduce peak performance." In addition, he criticized Apple for saying that "not telling consumers that peak performance is dropping is a misleading and misleading business practice."
In addition, with the consent of the Prosecutor's Office, the DGCCRF has announced that it will order Apple to pay a fine of € 25 million. In addition, Apple is required to maintain a statement on the website for one month. Apple has agreed with the DGCCRF side to accept a fine of € 25 million and publish a statement on its official website admitting its misconduct.
In addition, Apple apologized for dropping peak performance, and added a function called "battery state" to iOS so that the maximum capacity of the battery and peak performance performance can be checked at any time.