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08-07-2014, 01:14 PM #1
Report: No Truth to Chinese Ban on Government Use of Older and Newer iDevices, Macs
On Wednesday, news first surfaced that the Chinese government has begun banning official agencies from procuring a wide Array of Apple products, including iPhones, Macs, and iPads.
But just 24 hours later, Chinese media reports are refuting those claims, despite the credible sources that previously corroborated the ban from knowledgeable contacts within the Chinese government.
This morning, Chinese publication Caixin says no such ban is in place. The report cites an individual who works closely with the Chinese government's appropriations system. The information shared with us indicates that Apple's omission from the authorized list of vendors for Chinese agencies was simply the result of a "filing error."
Filing error or otherwise, governments around the world -- most notably Russia -- have begun viewing Apple products with great suspicion, largely due to espionage concerns that intensified after the infamous Snowden scandal broke.
Source: Caixin (via AppleInsider)