Apple agreed to install Russian apps on iPhone

Apple agreed to install Russian apps on iPhone

According to Vedomosti, from April 1, when Apple iPhone smartphones are activated in Russia, domestic applications will be offered to users. Apple agrees to comply with the requirements of the law on the mandatory pre-installation of Russian software on smartphones and other electronic devices.

When setting up an iPhone purchased in Russia for the first time, users will see a dialog box in which they will be asked to install the default applications of Russian developers from a list approved by the government. At the same time, smartphone owners will be able to abandon the installation by removing the checkboxes in front of certain applications.

Apple said the company complies with the laws of the countries in which it operates. The source also added that the Ministry of Digital Industry is discussing with Apple the issue of creating a selection of promising Russian applications in the App Store: “The Ministry is not at all interested in the dominant position of popular programs included in the list for mandatory preinstallation. If alternative offers that are interesting to users and are rapidly gaining popularity appear on the market, they will be included in this selection and will also be offered for pre-installation. “

The list of domestic applications that must be installed on smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs from April 1 includes browsers, antivirus and mapping software, instant messengers, mail agents and agents of online cinemas, an application of the State Services service, an application of the Mir payment system Pay and more.

Earlier, the government approved a mandatory list of applications, including products from Yandex, Mail.ru Group, Kaspersky Lab, Rostelecom, Channel One and other major Russian Internet and media companies.

Apple agreed to install Russian apps on iPhone

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