“With Apple selling a record 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus over its opening weekend, it’s safe to say the handsets are continuing to sell well for the Cupertino-based company. However, those sales will reportedly not continue in Russia starting next year, as both the iPhone and iPad will be banned in the Motherland.”
“Reported by GSMDome, Russian authorities will reportedly ban the iPhone and iPad due to worries over Apple’s iCloud service,” Pelegrin reports. “The justification is that data saved in iCloud is not stored in local servers. The servers Apple employ for iCloud are based in the United States, not in Russia.”
“Such a ban could be very hard to impose on iPhones already in use in Russia, so the ban could probably be more of an ISP ban, which would forbid access to iCloud,” Pelegrin reports. “Regardless, the ban will reportedly begin on January 1, 2015.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Putin. Angling for an Apple data center on Russian soil.
Could Apple comply by doing what they do in China: Storing user data on servers located in Russia with local carriers (or at Edward Snowden’s house)?
Apple starts storing user data on servers in China for first time – August 15, 2014