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France against planned obsolescence

The French government has announced its intention to investigate giant Apple, following pressure from the Stop Programmed Obsolescence (HOP) movement.

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"The American group [Apple], which markets a new model of its flagship phone every year, revealed on December 21 that it was deliberately restricting the performance of the phone after a certain time in order to" extend the life "of this one. A decision taken, according to him, due to the use of lithium-ion batteries which have more difficulty in responding to important demands by the user of the phone when they age. "

Source: La Presse

“Around the world, manufacturers are suspected of accelerating the renewal of their products by prematurely programming their end of life or by organizing a quality defect in certain components. This causes waste and accumulation of waste.According to a report by the association Les Amis de la Terre and the National Center for Independent Information on Waste (Cniid), in 2010, a Frenchman bought six times more electrical equipment and electronic equipment that at the beginning of the 90s and each French person got rid of “16 to 20 kg of waste electrical and electronic equipment annually. "

Source: TVA Nouvelles

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