Energy and Commerce Committee

Oversight and Investigations


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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HEARING: #SubOversight to Review Weaknesses in FDA’s Food-Recall Process and FDA Actions to Improve Food Safety

01.12.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), today announced a hearing for Friday, January 19, 2018, at 9 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Safety of the U.S. Food Supply: Continuing Concerns Over the Food and Drug Administration’s Food-Recall Process.”

#SubOversight’s hearing comes on the heels of a December 2017 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). The report identified a number...

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Oversight and Investigations

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