Tech giant Apple’s second-biggest market in the world, China has stopped selling ebooks and iTunes movies after a government regulator demanded the services’ closure. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television is behind the shutdown, The Verge quoted the New York Times. Also Read - Beware! This new iOS bug breaks WiFi on iPhones: Here's a quick fix for it
Apple first launched the iBookstore and iTunes Movies in China six months back. Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
“We hope to make books and movies available again to our customers in China as soon as possible,” an Apple spokesperson said in a statement.
The California-based company reported $16.823 billion in revenue for Greater China in 2015, up 71 percent year over year. It was also the only territory to show positive growth over last quarter’s blowout numbers.