iBooks, iTunes movies blocked from sale in China

iBooks, iTunes no longer available in China, Apple hopes to reverse decision.

@seanridgeley
Published Fri, Apr 22 2016 2:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

iBooks and iTunes movies became available in China seven months ago; now both are blocked from sale on orders from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television. Apple Music and Apple Pay are said to still work.

iBooks, iTunes movies blocked from sale in China | TweakTown.com

The electronics giant hopes its services will return "as soon as possible." No doubt there given China is Apple's second biggest market. It declined to offer details on the blockade, but it's known that Chinese regulators are motivated in such decisions by a desire to control media and its population in the name of the Communist Party as well as to favor Apple's Chinese competitors.

NEWS SOURCE:mashable.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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