China Government’s Ban on Apple iPhones, Sparks iPhone Frenzy
Government officials in China will no longer use Apple iPhones and other foreign-branded devices at work.
This communication has left many torn between the urge to chuckle and the unsettling feeling that something isn’t quite right also asks the officials not to carry the devices to the offices.
The ban comes ahead of an Apple event next week which is believed to unveil and launch their most recent line of iPhones.
Although it is unclear how wide the orders were being distributed, it is clear that China has been seeking to reduce reliance on foreign technologies.
Consequently, the iPhone maker’s shares were down 1.5% in early trading.
China’s effort to attain self-reliance in technologies has since risen the stakes in rifts with the United States moreso, because Beijing is reluctant to diversify both supply chain and customer concentrations.
Much as it seems like an unfair and malicious move, China’s restrictions mirror similar bans by the United States against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies and short video platform TikTok.
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