France investigates Apple over claims of planned obsolescence

  • French fraud watchdog opened investigation into technology giant on Friday
  • Apple acknowledged reducing power demands in older models

A French prosecutor has launched a preliminary investigation of US tech giant Apple over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following a complaint by a consumer organisation, a judicial source said on Monday.

The investigation, opened on Friday, will be led by French consumer fraud watchdog DGCCRF, part of the economy ministry, the source said.

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