Italy's antitrust body said on Thursday it had opened a probe into allegations that Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd used software updates to slow their mobile phones and push clients into buying new handsets.
Apple will give users the option to turn off a feature that temporarily slows down older iPhones in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns, chief executive Tim Cook has said.
Cook says the update will also give notifications to users before it starts throttling phone performance due to weak battery health.
Apple confirmed on December 20 that software in iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models to deal with dangers from ageing batteries could slow down the phone's performance.
The controversy over Apple's "throttling" technique erupted late past year, when a Reddit user discovered his old iPhone instantly regained computing performance when he installed a new battery. It wasn't necessarily the fact that Apple implemented the system, rather it was because iPhone users didn't know about it and weren't given a choice whether if they wanted to participate in the plan or not.
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Any breathing space this offers to leaders in the new year should not be squandered, it said. The U.K.'s trade barriers may also increase as it leaves the European Union, it noted.
Cook's disclaimer is that Apple doesn't recommend turning off this feature, as the company initially came out with it to stop unexpected shut-downs. The resulting uproar saw the company accused of deliberately slowing down older devices to encourage users to buy new ones, a practice known as "planned obsolescence". "We deeply apologize for anyone who thinks we have some other kind of motivation".
Those with the update will have an option to chose whether they want their iPhone's performance to be throttled when its battery degrades to a certain point.
The company did not confirm which version of iOS they would be releasing, although considering that the new iOS 11.2.5 beta 6 includes this bug fix, then there is a pretty good chance that the software will land next week.
Corporations making record profits do not need a tax cut that will be paid for by saddling average Americans with future debt. According to non-partisan analysts, Trump's new tax reform promises lower tax bills for the majority of taxpayers.
Instead, the Cavs justified exactly why Golden State was saving their effort for another, more challenging, game. They poured in 56 points in a little more than 20 minutes, during which time Cleveland managed only 35 points.
But Rappler's existence remains challenged by outstanding issues about its foreign investments that the SEC decision has raised. The SEC said: "The document is a private one, not subscribed before a notary or a Philippine Consulate".
And "both analyses show that the five warmest years on record have all taken place since 2010", NASA said in a press release. This was the third highest among all years in the 1880-2017 record , behind the warmest 2016 and the second warmest 2015.
Then, you're trapped: either your initial purchase is entirely useless, or you've got to buy more cardboard from Nintendo . When assembling the cardboard toys, instructions videos will be found on the Nintendo Switch .
The $30bn in capital expenditures will come as part of $350bn that Apple expects to spend in the U.S. over the next five years. In December, Apple agreed to pay the disputed amount into an escrow account while it appealed the case in court.
The United States has been carrying out its military campaign in Syria since 2014, leading a coalition of nations. Along with Afrin, Erdogan has also threatened Manbij, a town the Kurdish-led SDF seized from ISIS in 2016.
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