News Italy fines Apple and Samsung for planned obsolescence

The companies have been fined the maximum amount under Italy's law

By Becky Cunningham, last updated Oct 24, 2018.
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    I'm so proud of someone finally doing something about this. It's creepy to force a user to buy a new device just because the company wants them to upgrade. I have never had this problem with LG phones. But who knows, I've never bought a flagship phone so I have no idea really :confused:
     
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    I wonder whether it will be enough to deter them from continuing the practice though. €10 million is nothing to Apple, and the fact they also have to publish the decision on their Italian site doesn't mean a lot. I think these companies will continue to do whatever is best for their profit margins unless the punishment for bad behaviour also affects their profits. Maybe I'm just cynical though :rolleyes:
     
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    You are so right, I used to work for a company that committed 60 billion dollars in MediCare fraud, they only got fined 667 million and the FBI suspects they still commit fraud till this day :blush:
     
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