Samsung Assures That It Doesn’t Slow Down Phones Like Apple Does
Composite image by DesignTAXI. Left image via Samsung, right image via Apple
the only one to be smacked with legal matters
concerning the throttling of phone performance. Samsung has been roped into
similar investigations, and the two are currently being questioned
by Italy’s antitrust body for planned obsolescence.
its truth prior to the investigation, Apple had no choice but to acknowledge the claims. Its competitor, on the other hand, deflected the accusations, saying that it doesn’t decelerate its smartphones.
According to Nikkei
, the South Korean firm wrote in a statement:
Advertisement“Samsung does not provide the software updates to reduce the product performance over the life cycle of the device.”
“We will fully
cooperate with Italian Authority for Market and Competition’s investigation in Italy to clarify the facts.”
agency did not specify which models Samsung was suspected of slowing down, however.
In a bid
to bring its battery debacle to a conclusion, Apple’s Tim Cook has promised an option to disable performance throttling
in an upcoming iOS update, though at a risk of sudden phone shutdowns.
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