Who’s To Blame For Apple’s China Closure?

News Source: ChinaTechNews.com

Apple's iTunes and iBook users in China the past few days have been unable to access their accounts and data online.

Apple's streaming music service Apple Music is available in the country, though.

The sudden stoppage has been reported by non-Chinese media as a government reaction to Apple's placement of a movie critical of China on its Hong Kong iTunes store. Neither Apple nor the Chinese government have confirmed who is to blame for the outage or why Apple's services are specifically targeted.

Chinese media are interestingly reporting the news slightly differently. Technology news on Sina.com, for example, states that "Apple recently closed its iTunes Movies and iBooks Store services in China", which subtly places the blame of the inaccessibilit...

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