VIDEO: Thune Discusses Committee’s Letter to Apple CEO

“This is a consumer protection issue, clearly we have an oversight role to make sure we get the facts and we will make decisions based upon the company’s answers and responses to these questions.”

January 10, 2018

WASHINGTON –  Today, U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, joined CNBC’s Squawk Alley to discuss Apple’s recent admission to slowing processing speeds in older iPhones and the lack of transparency surrounding this issue. 



“They just acknowledged after the holidays that this is actually happening, which is an admission that we think is long overdue but that being the case, we at least now want to find out what they are doing to inform consumers. The fact remains there are a lot of unanswered questions about this practice and obviously I think consumers have a right to know and so we’re going to make sure that Apple is forthcoming and responsive and we’ll take additional steps as necessary.”