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Samsung's always imaginative marketing department strikes again, pitting the Galaxy S9 against the archaic iPhone 6 to remind the world of Apple's performance throttling scandals.
Mere hours after releasing it exclusively for early adopters of the new 9.7-inch iPad, Apple has started seeding the official iOS 11.3 update for everyone else.
Legal experts don't expect courts to find Apple guilty in a class action lawsuit relating to the iPhone throttling scandal, but Cupertino obviously doesn't need the prolonged bad publicity.
The behavior was covered under umbrella language explaining the measures it took to stop iPhones from suddenly shutting down with the iOS 10.2.1 software update.
On this week's show, T-Mobile and Google facing big lawsuits. a couple of dying phone makers and the true threat to civilization (hint: it's a fake phone).
On this week's show: the Trump administration plays with nationalizing private-sector infrastructure, the spec wars continue on in China and Huawei prepares for launch.
Anyone with a performance-throttled iPhone will be able to turn off the "power management" feature in the upcoming iOS 11.3 update. AR improvements, new Animoji and Health Records are also coming.
There's no "planned obsolescence" going on in Samsung's software update-developing labs, and the chaebol will fully cooperate with Italian antitrust authorities to prove its innocence.
Planned obsolescence is starting to feel like company policy for Apple, and the main Italian antitrust authority may want to punish both Cupertino and Samsung for that.