TRAI gets angry as Apple refuses to approve anti-spam app
The standoff can influence the efforts of Apple to grow in India, wherein half a billion smartphones will be retailed by 2020. The California-based firm, The Cupertino, has been in talks with the government of India to launch retail shops and secure permission to retail used iPhones traded in the country. A long demand list has been put forward by Apple, comprising tax breaks and other allowances, to organize manufacturing facilities.
Any new processes can influence not just Apple, but also Google, Facebook, and other technology firms that manage huge amounts of personal and private data. Nandan Nilekani said, “Information is a strategic asset and there is consciousness across the globe that public policy has to come to controls with it.”
However, Apple has yet not responded to requests for remarks on the comments of the regulator. In the previous year, around 2.5 Million iPhones were shipped by the company in India and formerly this year, supplier Wistron Corporation started collecting a limited digit of iPhones in Bangalore. Up to now, the Indian Government has all but dropped the request of Apple to bring in used iPhones, and yet has to reply to other demands.
Sharma further said, “The issue of who controls the data of a user is getting serious and we have to tie the loose ends. This is not the Apple versus regulator, but Apple against its own customers.”