Resolved iOS 9 beta3 news app unsupported in China

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  1. crapix macrumors newbie

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    I don't think change the region or language in the setting will fix this problem. I even connect my iPhone to a VPN server in U.S, it still doesn't work. I finally closed the location service in case Apple identifies me by locating me. All in vain. It is very easy for Apple to identify where are you from, probably by the network you connect. I'm not proud of being born in China, the worst evil dictatorial censorship nation in the world, nor do I appreciate Apple being so smart to identify my location. thumb_IMG_0001.jpg
     
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  3. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    News may Never be able to use in China.

    Never, like iTunes store and Apple music.
     
  4. bushido Suspended

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    works for me. just change the Region to Nordamerika
     
  5. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    In iTunes Store settings or where?
     
  6. DeApp1e macrumors 6502

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    General settings :)
     
  7. bushido Suspended

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    Allgemein > Region and all the way down from there
     

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  8. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    China probably have/will ban the app anyway.

    Anyone else fascinated that the app recommends 9to5Google but not 9to5Mac? lol.
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Apple can also refuse to provide this app to China users.

    In fact, allowing App store and iTunes U is Really Great for Chinese users.

    In future releases, proactive news link will be sent to News app, I think.
     
  10. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    Apple at the point, certainly does not want to piss off China.
    iTunes and App Store is available at China atm right?
     
  11. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    iTunes itself is OK, but iTunes Store is BANNED. App Store is available.

    Who wants to break current fragile balance? :p (End up this topic here)
     
  12. crapix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If App Store is not available, I wonder how iPhone can be sold in China
     
  13. crapix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Inspired by an expert from Quora, he says that the phone's location is identified by the phone's GSM, so turn on AirPlane mode, and connect to a VPN server, news app will work. On an iPad Wi-Fi version, because it has no GSM, just connect to a VPN server and news app will work.
     
  14. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    They can fake an app store full of such stuff and block Apple app store in China. That simple.
     
  15. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    News app is in fact an apple version rss reader. Not available because it provides contents not acceptable.
     
  16. Lukeit macrumors regular

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    I live in China and Apple Store and iTunes store are available... who says otherwise?
     
  17. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    has anyone gotten their News App to work?

    i tried turning on the airplane mode on, the location off, and used VPN but somehow apple still doesn't let me use the news app.
     
  18. crapix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are your VPN server in the US?
     
  19. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    yes, it is and i was finally able to get it to work

    however, i have to turn on the airplane mode to do it, which is really pretty annoying.
    maybe i should just use flipboard instead.
     
  20. crapix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it's really disgusting. That's the problem I'm asking people for better solutions.
     
  21. MentalFloss macrumors 6502a

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    Naive question: Doesn't this have any other side effects?
     
  22. bushido Suspended

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    i had to re-set the calendar: week starts on monday instead of sunday (weird americans) but thats about it
     

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