News Apple, issue 253: Telegram lock and the new iPhone in Russia

We present to your attention the next issue of the news program news from Apple. Today we will talk about blocking Telegram, the new iPhone in Russia, and more.

1. On 16 April Russian Internet providers started to execute the decision of Tagansky court on the lock on the territory of the Russian Federation Telegram messenger. Service founder Pavel Durov said that the Telegram will self around the blockage using proxy connections and without requiring any action on the part of users.

2. Apple expanded the number of partner banks that work with Apple Pay in several countries, including in Russia. The service became available to the holders of cards of two large banks — ICB (the”Credit Bank of Moscow”) and “the Ural Bank for reconstruction and development.”

3. Soon Apple may allow you to repair the iPhone using unofficial parts. A step that brings us closer to a future without monopolies, was the decision of the Norwegian court, in which Apple sought to punish the owner of the unauthorized workshop, but in the end she suffered a devastating defeat.

4. Opera VPN will completely stop the work until the end of the month. The representatives of the Opera Software wrote on its official website. App to bypass the lock will permanently disappear from the range of catalogs the App Store and Google Play, however existing users will be offered an equivalent replacement.

5. Roskomnadzor has sent Apple a request for the removal Telegram from the App Store. The reason — lock messenger on the territory of the Russian Federation on the decision of Tagansky court of Moscow.

The intention of Roskomnadzor to demand the removal of messenger from the catalogs the App Store and Google Play head of the Agency Alexander Zharov said on April 16, the day of blocking the messenger.

Earlier with the similar requirement of the regulator made in relation to the mobile client for LinkedIn. The leadership of the social network refused to comply with the provisions of domestic legislation on migration of servers with the data of Russian users in the country. Apple and Google obeyed the request of the authorities.

6. Apple has registered a new iPhone model in the registry of the Eurasian Economic Commission. Number of new documents testify to the certification of new Apple devices in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, which includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.

Apple has received several applications with the model number A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097 and others. As the version of the software in all cases specified iOS 11, and so we are not talking about Apple computers, but about the new iPhone and iPad.

The operating system version also hints that the device will be presented in the near future — most likely at WWDC in June 2018. It is possible that under these numbers are hidden and multiple versions of iPhone SE the second generation.

Check the notification dated April 10. It is noteworthy that Apple uses model numbers with the number “2” in the beginning.

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