Italy becomes the first country to sanction big technology in relation to programmed obsolescence, a practice of dubious legality that many companies follow to “force” us to buy their new devices over and over again. On this occasion the antitrust agency of the European country has decided to sanction Apple and Samsung for defective software updates .
According to we can read in different Italian media, the antitrust agency of Italy has just made public the fine to Apple and Samsung worth 5 million euros ($ 5.7 million) after analyzing the many complaints found regarding the motives of both manufacturers and, above all, the speed reduction of them after going through different software updates .
We see every year as old models of iPhone are left without support for new versions of the operating system of the company or, the more fortunate, managed to update to the latest version of iOS in exchange for an obvious reduction in the performance of the iPhone. Something similar happens with Samsung and its Android updates , which is why Italian justice has decided to sanction