Apple allows Russia to pre-install apps on iPhones as part of device setup

Starting next month, Apple will allow the Russian government to pre-install apps on iPhones, iPads and possibly other devices like Macs in future.

In accordance with a new Russian law, Apple users will see a dialog box upon initial setup of new devices that features web browsers, antivirus, messenger, email clients and more to be installed by default. The list of apps is provided by the government.

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