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Controversy of the slower iPhones reaches France and South Korea; Apple will have to explain itself

After Apple admitted make iPhones with outdated batteries slower, she has already received a number of lawsuits in the United States, one of them, hilariously, seeking a compensation of US $ 999 billion.

Now, it started to spread around the world.

At France, the association Halte lObsolescence Program (HOP), which fights against planned obsolescence practices (illegal in the country since August 2015), filed a lawsuit against Apple at the Paris Prosecutor's Office seeking fines of up to 300,000 euros, 5% of the company's annual profits and even, in the worst case, the imprisonment of executives for up to two years.

J in South Korea, land of Samsung, the thing is more light. THE Korea Communications Commission (KCC), equivalent to our Anatel, demanded that Apple give more explanations about the case mainly in relation to why it hid it from consumers. Apparently, the country has no jurisdiction to allow the body to demand more than that from multinationals based outside Korea.

To those interested, we returned to discuss this topic a lot in our podcast # 260, which aired yesterday.

via AppleInsider, 9to5Mac