Energy and Commerce Committee

Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection


Committee Leaders Request Additional Information from Apple on Throttling iPhone Processor Speeds

01.12.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) today sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook expressing concern over recent reports that Apple throttles processor performance for older iPhone models. The letter comes after a briefing with committee staff and Apple.

“In response to concerns over the belated disclosure of its performance-limiting software feature, Apple announced that...

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Letter to Apple Requesting Additional Information on Throttling iPhone Processor Speeds

01.12.2018

Excerpt: “In response to concerns over the belated disclosure of its performance-limiting software feature, Apple announced that it would offer battery replacements for out-of-warranty iPhones at a reduced cost and would be issuing an iOS update in early 2018 that will provide users with greater information on their iPhone’s battery performance. However, Apple has indicated to the Committee that, thus far, it is unable to ascertain whether it has taken the necessary steps to ensure that affected consumers will be able to obtain a replacement battery in a timely manner. ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Walden, Latta, Upton, and E&C Members to Tour Detroit Auto Show

01.12.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH), Energy Subcommittee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and a bipartisan delegation of committee members will tour the North American International Auto Show on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The members will tour exhibits for General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, FCA, and Ford.

Last year, the House unanimously passed the SELF DRIVE Act, legislation originating in the Energy and Commerce Committee that promotes the...

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Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

Jurisdiction


Interstate and foreign commerce, including all trade matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee; consumer protection, including privacy matters generally; data security; motor vehicle safety; regulation of commercial practices (the Federal Trade Commission), including sports-related matters; consumer product safety (the Consumer Product Safety Commission); product liability; and regulation of travel, tourism, and time.  The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction can be directly traced to Congress’ constitutional authority “to regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.”