PARIS (Reuters) – A French prosecutor has launched an investigation of U.S. tech giant Apple (AAPL.O) over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following a complaint by a consumer organization, 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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