Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers. The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned. In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did … Read more Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Apple might put OLEDs in laptops and tablets to make up for slowing iPhone sales

Apple may use high-end OLED screens in more of its devices, not necessarily just because it wants to, but also because it may satisfy a penalty it supposedly owes to its OLED supplier, Samsung Display — after reportedly failing to buy enough iPhone screens to make good on its contract. According to a report from ETnews, … Read more Apple might put OLEDs in laptops and tablets to make up for slowing iPhone sales

Apple’s Slowing of iPhones Being Probed by US DOJ, SEC: Reports

US authorities are investigating Apple’s slowing of older iPhones, according to published reports. The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are probing whether Apple violated securities laws. In December, Apple apologised for the slowdown after a blogger’s tests revealed the secretive practice. Apple has previously been rebuked by … Read more Apple’s Slowing of iPhones Being Probed by US DOJ, SEC: Reports

Router-killing Mirai botnet variant going worldwide, but slowing

The latest strain of Mirai, the malware that’s been infecting internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, has spread to devices in at least 10 other countries, according to security firm Flashpoint. The company has detected the new Mirai strain infecting internet routers and modems across the globe, including in the U.K., Brazil, Iran and Thailand. … Read more Router-killing Mirai botnet variant going worldwide, but slowing