This is the disagreement between India and the Cupertino company about an application fighting against spam.
Apple and India is a bit of a complicated story. The Cupertino company is struggling to convince buyers in this emerging country to turn to its products. It must be said that Apple offers products at a cost far too high compared to the purchasing power of the inhabitants of India. As if that were not enough, the Cupertino company fired several of its leaders there in order to review its strategy. But now, it is the Indian government that sticks in the wheels of Apple and would like to ban iPhone, iPad …
An app against the spam implicated
The cause of this disagreement, revealed by India Today, is the presence of an anti-spam application. It seems that these are very common in India and many users to block calls, SMS … Only here: Apple refuses a dedicated application proposed by Indian operators is installed on its products. The fans of the Cupertino company know all too well: the latter applies a data protection policy of its users – a protection justified by the cost of the models.
Apple’s rules and Indian regulations are therefore blocked while the government, via the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, leaves six months to the American giant to propose a solution. In case of refusal, operators will not be able to offer iPhone and iPad to enjoy a connection.
It remains to be seen whether the Cupertino company will yield to Indian requirements. Two solutions: Apple itself creates its own spam blocker or users enjoy a similar feature that should be proposed with iOS 12 (to be released in September) and content the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.