The dispute between the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and the Apple could lead to a ban on iPhones in the country.
India is one of the few countries where calls and messages are spam have annoyed phone users for a long time. TRAI, India's telecom regulator, has intervened in the issue and has developed an anti-spam application called Do Not Disturb (DND), which will stop the calls and spam messages.
The application requires access to call logs and messages to exclude all ad and unwanted actions. The data will be sent to TRAI, which will check and ensure that users are not disturbed by such calls and messages.
Google has allowed the app to download from the Google Play Store, but Apple has refused to host the app on its App Store, as the application requires access to call logs and messaging.
After years of controversy, the issue has taken a serious turn now. TRAI has updated its regulations that "the access provider will ensure that within six months all smartphone devices registered to its network will support the required rights for the operation of such applications as defined in the 6 (2) )) and the 23 (2) (d) regulations. »
If a service provider does not comply with the regulations, then the government is obliged to delete the devices.
Currently, Apple has not made any official statement about the issue and it is unclear what can be done to get out of this impasse. However, with Apple recording a fairly low level of iPhones sales in India, it would be wise if the Cupertino-based company agreed to make an exception to the rules in this case for its own benefit.