Apple Watch Series 3 Facing LTE Setbacks in China, Likely Due to Government 'Security Concerns'

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  1. airrodgers macrumors newbie

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    I see a lot of this Tim Cook need to bow comment lol, these people seem to lack any form of common logic about this issue.... In China a phone need a sim card that is register with the government aka service provider so in China a phone is kinda like a driver license it contain your real ID.... So if a smart watch have a the same ability as a phone than it also need a sim card that have to be register just like a phone.... Since the smart watch lack a slim card that can be issue by a service provider it is out of compliance. hence the issue, what Tim need to do is have a talk with his compliance officer...A good compliance officer is really important just ask VW and its diesel gate issue....
     
  2. Lcgiv macrumors newbie

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    That's because it's not about 'standing up', it's about following the law of the land, whichever land that is. TC has said that Apple will follow the law in which ever country they operate. And, surprise, the laws in China are different than in the USA.[/QUOTE]

    But if he’s challenging law enforcement and the laws in the US, how exactly is that following? He simply picks and chooses which laws in which lands to follow, and says what he will to try and keep manufacturers, suppliers, and investors appeased. Here he’ll be able to spend years in court until the issue is blown over, in China just like with shutting google down, there is zero tolerance for challenging the law, or its enforcement.
     
  3. solipsism macrumors 6502a

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    It's not illegal to question the gov't. in the United States.
     
  4. Lcgiv macrumors newbie

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    Nope, but it shows who has leverage over you depending on when and how you do it. It also plays well into ensuring investors you are serious about security/encryption.

    I guess my original post was more convoluted than intended. Just trying to say you can challenge China and get shut down. You can challenge the United States and get bogged down in a court case that won’t impact Apple’s image (because the verdict may come months or years later) or assets in the long run if they end up paying. It’d be different if they manufactured in the US, but that’s a big card up China’s sleeve and Cook knows that. Communist governments like taking away your factories when you disagree with them openly.
     

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