The United States Department of Justice and the Securites and Exchange Committee have started investigating an Apple software update that slows down older iPhones, according to a Bloomberg report.
Apple admitted late last year than an iPhone software update issued in February 2017 slowed down the processors on certain older devices. The company said it was to prevent unexpected shutdowns in devices with older batteries.
The reported DOJ and SEC probes wouldn’t be the first pushes for more information from Apple. Groups in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have questioned Apple, and the company faces over 45 class-action lawsuits from consumers.
Apple wasn’t immediately available to comment. “We don’t confirm or deny investigations,” said a spokesperson for the Department of Justice.
Apple previously said that it plans to release a new software update that will allow iPhone users to turn off the feature that diminished performance later this spring.