Apple Removes VPN Services

Apple has announced the removal of several VPN services from its app store in China. This decision is being criticized by those who feel China’s censorship efforts are too harsh. From Apple’s perspective, this is likely a strategic move to show the Chinese government that it is willing to comply with local laws. Staying on good terms with China is important for Apple as it strives to grow its bottom line in the country. China is Apple’s second largest market and accounts for more than 20% of its total sales.

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