BEIJING – Apple Inc’s latest smartphone, iPhone 6 can be sold in China after the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Tuesday announced the approval of its network access licence.
Xinhua said the ministry gave the nod for iPhone 6 to access the world’s largest market after getting reassurance from Apple that three background service programs, which reportedly had risks of personal privacy leaks, were only diagnostic tools that won’t be used maliciously.
Xinhua quoted a document issued by Apple as saying the company won’t be allowed to “interfere with” any personal information without clients’ approval, and it has already taken measures in its ios8 system to make it even more difficult for anybody to use the tools maliciously.
Apple also reassured that it would improve security and privacy protection for its clients.
The company sold over 10 million of the iPhone6 and iPhone 6 Plus in its first weekend after launching the new models, but without China.
Last year, Apple sold nine million iPhone 5S and 5C models, included China’s sales in the same period. – BERNAMA