Jan 10, 2018

Apple: Chinese firm to operate China iCloud accounts

Apple's iCloud services in mainland China will be operated by a Chinese company from next month, the tech giant has confirmed. They include a clause that both Apple and the Chinese firm will have access to all data stored on iCloud. iCloud accounts registered outside of China are not affected. Apple said the "Partnership" with GCBD would allow it to "Improve the speed and reliability of our iCloud services products while also complying with newly passed regulations that cloud services be operated by Chinese companies". Apple chief executive Tim Cook defended the action at the time, saying he hoped the move was "Temporary", but adding the firm had to comply with Chinese regulations requiring licenses for VPN sellers.

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