WORLD Apple crackdown targets Iranian iOS apps: report

WORLD

Apple crackdown targets Iranian iOS apps: report

Xinhua

05:01, March 03, 2019

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TEHRAN, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Apple Inc. recent crackdown on the misuse of its enterprise developer certificates has taken a toll on Iranian startups offering services through iOS apps, Eghtesadonline news website reported on Saturday.

Apple suspended iOS distribution certificates of numerous Iranian app developers on Thursday.

Following the move, access to over 20 locally-developed iOS apps were blocked, including mobile banking, shopping, and ride-hailing services.

This is not the first time that Iranian iOS apps are aborted due to the sudden decisions made by Apple.

In previous cases, online Iranian companies were singled out by Apple to enforce the U.S. sanctions against Iran.

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