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China bans Apple products from government purchases for security reasons

China has excluded Apple from a list of products that can be bought with public money because of security concerns, media reports said. Apple products like iPad and MacBooks were omitted from a final

  • Published: August 7, 2014 4:58 PM IST
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China has excluded Apple from a list of products that can be bought with public money because of security concerns, media reports said. Apple products like iPad and MacBooks were omitted from a final government procurement list distributed in July. Also Read - How to schedule emails on iOS 16 with the updated Mail app

These products were on the list till June. The Apple exclusion makes it the fourth major foreign company to face hurdles in the Chinese market. China has recently told government departments to stop buying antivirus software from US firm Symantec Corp and Russian firm Kaspersky Lab. Microsoft Windows 8 was also excluded from government purchases in May this year. Also Read - iOS 16 hacks: How to use focus mode on your iPhone

The iphone was saved from the ban because smartphone purchases are not included in the list. Also Read - Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max might come with exclusive features: Kuo

  • Published Date: August 7, 2014 4:58 PM IST
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