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U.S. Probes Apple Over Updates That Slow Older iPhones

  • DOJ, SEC investigate company disclosures on software update
  • Apple released software update last year as battery issue fix
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U.S. Said to Probe Apple on Older IPhone Slowdowns
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Apple Inc. said it’s responding to government probes into a software update that slowed the performance of older iPhones.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple violated securities laws concerning its disclosures about a software update that slowed some handsets, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News on Tuesday. The U.S. government has requested information from the company, according to the people, who asked not to be named because the probe is private.