The Chinese people will not be able to access iTunes Movies and iBooks to purchase entertainment products on the network.
For years, Apple is one of the few Western companies are allowed to operate in the world’s most populous market. After selling desktops, the line iPhone, iPad, the company continues to expand supply many other products including the App Store and Apple Mobile pay Service Pay.
6 months ago, Beijing allows Apple launches iTunes Movies and iBooks. But in the past week, the State administration of press, publication, radio, film and television ordered the closure of the service. So Chinese consumers can not access and order product.
John Butler-Bloomberg’s Intelligence analysts judged the move could limit the development of his big American business in the world’s most populous market.
Also he Brian Blau-expert analysis of the research firm Gartner said that this ban can be related to content in the entertainment services being Apple offers.
In February, the Ministry of industry and information technology issued new regulations of the Government on the management of all content on the Internet in China. The adjustments take effect from last month.
Apple has operated the service such as the App Store in China for many years. They also developed the HR department specialized in the study of legal changes from the Government in order to provide the appropriate solutions. Airline representatives said it would try to put books online and feature film back to the Chinese people as soon as possible.
Although limited only to major business array of Apple but this also signal a change of the Chinese Government for the largest technology company in the world. Just in the last three months of last year, Apple’s revenue in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) has increased by 14%, up 18.4 billion dollars. Tim Cook-Apple CEOS also pledged to continue investing in the country despite the economic downturn. The airline is currently the third largest smartphone provider with a market share of approximately 12.5%. Headed by Huawei and Xiaomi with about 15%.
Compared to many other American company Apple still much favor. For example, the Google search page and social network Facebook are not accessible in China. Last year, Qualcomm-manufacturers of semiconductors to the world’s largest smartphone was fined nearly one billion dollars and for the Chinese companies to enjoy more incentives to avoid an antitrust investigation of the Government. Two other Microsoft technologies and big Cisco Systems also struck many State monitoring problems.
Many analysts believe that the barriers are the Chinese Government created to support domestic companies, including Huawei Technologies, Tencent Holdings or Xiaomi Corp.