Apple was forced to agree to pre-install local apps for iPhone, iPad, etc. in Russia

For Apple, the iPhone sold in Russia must be pre-installed with some unofficial apps, and this is the first time I’ll see it. According to the Russian business daily Vedomosti, citing an unnamed government official, Apple agreed to abide by Russian law from April 1st and compulsorily pre-install Russian software on devices.

According to an agreement reached with the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, users will receive domestic applications when Apple devices are activated in Russia. Russia has previously passed a decree requiring electronic products including mobile phones, tablets, computers, smart TV boxes, etc. to be pre-installed with applications developed by the country’s developers before they can obtain sales licenses, which naturally include iPhones, iPads, etc. Apple products included.

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A spokesperson for trading companies and the Association of Household Appliances and Computer Equipment Manufacturers (RATEK) said to foreign media that this Russian decree may be harmful to the market, which will hit consumers, electronics manufacturers and software developers, especially manufacturing Because some of these operating systems are not suitable for external applications, those operating systems that may have local applications pre-installed will even have to pay a license fee.

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