Media: US sanctions as want to lock the iPhone and iPad work in Russia




On the sidelines of a technical conference in California, organized by The Wall Street Journal, one of the representatives of service Alibaba said that their partners from Apple told about the insistent demands of “influential people in Washington” to impose on Russia “technical approval”, reminiscent of technical embargoes of the Cold War . Reported Politonline citing Techcrunch.


According to him, the corporation, called Russia one of the most promising and dynamic markets for their gadgets, it was proposed to stop software update for Russian gadgets Apple. In addition, all the services discussed blocking Apple in Russia “on the basis of data on the location of the user.”

According to the representative, Apple «could not give a categorical refusal, but absolutely do not agree with these requirements.” The source noted that there are a number of technical features to “trick” the lock, but Apple «able to turn off all the devices on the territory of any country or to make them work in any wrongdoing.”

In the case of remote lock in iPhone and iPad owners will not be able to use the devices – gadgets become “bricks”.

Legal same side of the issue, Apple may not worry – in the agreement that each user confirm before using the gadget, said the absence of producer responsibility for the operation of the software. That is to sue a citizen with a disabled machine may only physical defects of the gadget, but not a problem with the software installed.

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