Look. Apple is complicit in Chinese censorship. There’s simply no other way to put it.
Thousands of apps have been deleted from the Chinese Apple App Store, including recently a Quran app and a Bible app. Plus hundreds of games, social apps, and more.
I get it: Apple has to do business in China. That’s just realistic … it’s massive, and it’s a huge part of the world economy. Apple does a ton of business there and almost all of its product is manufactured there. And it’s true: every company has to obey the laws of countries it does business in. That’s also just realistic.
But censorship — especially the kind China requires Apple to engage in — is against Apple’s values.
There is a way that Apple could satisfy its values and still do business in China. It’s called sideloading, and it would cost Apple some money.
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