January 8, 2018 / 8:29 PM / a year ago

French prosecutor launches probe into Apple planned obsolescence - judicial source

PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A French prosecutor has launched an investigation of U.S. tech giant Apple over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following a complaint by a consumer organisation, a judicial source said on Monday.

The investigation, opened on Friday, will be led by French consumer fraud watchdog DGCCRF, part of the Economy Ministry, the source said.

A French consumer association called “HOP” — standing for “Stop Planned Obsolescence” — filed a legal complaint. (Reporting by Yann Le Guernigou; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Adrian Croft)

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