Archrivals Apple and Samsung are now united on at least one point: both have implemented unfair business practices, violating the Italian Consumer Code. That's the conclusion reached by the AGCM, the Italian Competition and Market Authority, following investigations launched in January this year and conducted in collaboration with the Special Antitrust Unit of the Guardia di Finanza, Italy's financial law enforcement agency.

The objective of the investigation was to verify whether the software updates released by the two companies for their smartphones caused a significant reduction in performance, accelerating the process of replacing the devices, as reported by the consumer associations Altroconsumo and Codes Onlus.

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