Having the best in technology is something reserved for the wealthiest pockets. The other option is to have a high position not only in a company, but also in a government agency. And it is here when each government sets its own standards, as is the case of China that now prevents its public workers from bringing Apple devices to work.
It is a rather blunt measure and, curiously, it is not done as a way of punishing the brand. And it is that it has a fairly clear reason to prevent its officials from carrying a bitten apple terminal in their pockets like any other from a foreign brand.
China wants to protect itself from espionage
We are in an era in which technology is available to anyone. Today there are very few users who carry a mobile device in their pocket and less often a wearable. But there are many black legends that surround them, some of them indicating that they are able to find out about you because they turn on sections such as the camera or the microphone to spy on you.
And this is where China wants to raise awareness among its public workers. It is known for the vast level of security and control that the Government of this country has over its population, but the latest is to avoid iPhones in their public bodies in order to prevent data leaks.
According to what they say in the Wall Street Journal, everything has to do with a new state policy regarding big data. It is intended to reduce the use of foreign technology for fear of a possible cyberattack coming from those terminals.
A national supply chain
This measure adopted by the Chinese government is most protectionist. It seems that there is a growing fear to avoid an attack that reveals confidential information of the State, and his decision is to avoid the iPhone at all costs. It is true that it is emphasized that he wants to do without foreign devices as far as possible, especially if they come from the United States with whom he has a rather bad commercial relationship.
Let’s remember that during Trump’s term, the North American country closed its doors to many Chinese companies, which greatly deteriorated the growth of Huawei and ZTE, among other firms. Similarly, the shipment of semiconductors to the Asian country was also reduced in order to delay the supply of weapons from China.
Now it seems that it is the Asian giant that hits the US where it hurts the most: avoiding the use of the terminals of one of its most recognized brands. Let’s remember that the bitten apple also boasts of having one of the strongest security and data protection systems. In fact, it has had to go through China’s hoops on more than one occasion because it had to set up a data center in the country so that users could use iCloud without their data leaving the territory and have control over it. Now it could have a reduction in sales in the country, which would mean an advance of national technological products.