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For slowing phones, Italy fines Apple and Samsung

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Content Team
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Samsung and Apple were accused of encouraging operating system updates for older phones which slows them down and eventually leading to force users to buy a new phone. Taking action on this, Italy’s competition authority on Wednesday informed that it has fined both the companies with €10 million and €5 million, respectively, as a "planned obsolescence" of their smartphones. The giants were being dishonest to users.