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 iPhone throttling scandal is far from over, as Apple still needs to answer questions from the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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.