Apple investigated in France over product obsolescence

May 15, 2023

PARIS (Reuters) – The Paris prosecutor has opened a judicial inquiry into planned obsolescence of Apple products, a spokesperson for the prosecutor said on Monday, confirming an AFP report.

“Following a complaint, an investigation was opened in December 2022 into deceptive marketing practices and programmed obsolescence,” the spokesperson said, adding that the complaint had been filed by NGO Halte a L’Obsolescence Programmee (HOP).

(Reporting by GV De Clercq; Editing by David Goodman)


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