Apple now required to offer Russian iPhone users local apps at setup

Apple is now required to offer Russian iOS users a selection of local apps when setting up a new device, per legislation passed in the country in 2019 and took effect on April 1.

Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderCredit: Andrew O’Hara, AppleInsider

The Russian law, passed in November 2019, requires that companies present a list of government-approved apps on devices sold within the country. Initially slated to go into effect in January, it was then delayed until April 1.

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