The obsolescence programmed in the spotlight after the actions of Apple - NewCydiaTweaks


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Monday, January 15, 2018

The obsolescence programmed in the spotlight after the actions of Apple

If the French investigation against Apple is confirmed for the supposed programmed obsolescence , the European Commission will act immediately as a measure of consumer protection.
This is confirmed by a spokeswoman for the community body in Brussels for CincoDías after being asked about the issue that so worries the brand's customers.
Apple defended itself by stating that they did not apply programmed obsolescence in their devices, where they tried to mitigate a problem related to batteries by reducing the power of their devices, although hiding that information of interest to customers.

Programmed obsolescence and the European Commission

European Union
Evaluating the situation about whether a company has implemented a programmed obsolescence practice is complicated. In Apple's case, the biggest mistake would have been not informing customers about this measure. This was stated by  Enrique Danis, a professor at the IE Business School who says for CincoDías that:
"What Apple has done is not programmed obsolescence. They have always sold user experience and have wanted to guarantee it. In this case, decreasing the speed of the processes so that the current demand of the battery is lower and the mobile does not collapse. The sin that Apple has committed is not being transparent with its customers "
The French association Stop to Programmed Obsolescence (HOP) and the Spanish association of consumers FACUA , gave the alarm voice by the actions that Apple would have carried out without informing its clients, committing in several crimes, among them, the computer sabotage .
In the case of France, according to the research carried out, it could lead to an investigation by the European Commission . This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the community body in Brussels for the same medium, CincoDías:
"If it is confirmed that this is a problem at European level, the European Commission will immediately take the cases to the pan-European network of consumer protection authorities and address a potential coordinated response"
Yesterday, we could read how US Senators asked Apple CEO, Tim Cook, a clarification on the slowdown of their devices, in addition to clarifying what happened in the Apple Store in Switzerland and Valencia for the evacuation of both when an overheated battery of an iPhone.
If it is confirmed that, effectively, Apple applied an obsolescence programmed in its devices, the European Commission will act immediately, applying a series of measures that guarantee the good functioning of the devices.

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