China never asked Apple to unlock the iPhone, unlike the US


Chinese companies today are under severe pressure from the US authorities due to a trade conflict between the two countries. The reason for their ban was the issue of information security, saying that the Chinese manufacturers are violating the sacred human right to privacy. Reporters talked about this topic with Tim Cook, the head of Apple. So, in response to a question about whether Apple is ready to leave the Chinese market in case of pressure from the Chinese authorities, Cook replied that China did nothing of that kind, so he has no such concerns. Moreover, the Chinese authorities have never asked for access to a locked iPhone, unlike their counterparts from the United States.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: China Really Hasn’t Pressured Us

Cook said they have never been asked in China by authorities to unlock an iPhone. But added, referring to the U.S., “I have here. And we stood up against that, and said we can’t do it,” he added. “Our privacy commitment is a worldwide one.”

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Tim Cook also expressed the hope that Sino-US trade relations will be established as soon as possible, which will relieve tension in terms of tariffs and other production issues. Recall that the administration of Donald Trump imposed new tariffs on goods imported from China. Which forced Apple to transfer part of its production outside China (for example, to India). The trade war between the two countries led to significant drawdowns in global iPhone sales. Which Apple has not been able to recover from to this day.

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  1. Gerry Rutledge
    November 23, 2019

    I’m sure the Chinese already figured out how to, so why ask?

    • Nawaponrath Asavathanachart
      November 23, 2019

      In denial even spoken from Tom so I guess the USA is the dirty party

    • 李三乎
      November 24, 2019

      Current crypto technology is not so easy to break. Many algorithms are so strong that it’s almost impossible to crack it using technology. That’s why the US authorities are asking Apple to unlock the phone because they really couldn’t figure out how to do it.

    • Alan Tse
      November 24, 2019

      FBI have also figured out

    • Teh Han Voon
      November 24, 2019

      I am sure the American already watching you since your birth. And they still claimed that your privacy is preserved.

  2. Sean Su
    November 24, 2019

    China also did ask Apple to relocate the datacenters for all their PRC users to China. And by law China has access to all the local datacenters it wants.

    That’s much worse than the USA asking Apple to unlock a phone only to get rejected by Apple.

    • Teh Han Voon
      November 24, 2019

      Data Centre to be in China is to avoid American freely access the data. Maybe you are too shallow in knowledge to understand, but the internet access point going into US is already tapped long time ago. China just merely make sure those data did not leak out to American. Check your fact first.