Years In, App Store Does Thriving Business 06/04/2018

Posted June 04, 2018

Recently, Roskomnadzor, the Russian media regulator, sent Apple a letter demanding that it remove the Telegram chat application from its App Store.

Just a Line - Draw in AR is available as a free download from the App Store. The reason the Russian government wants Apple to remove Telegram from its App Store is because Telegram wouldn't provide it with the app's decryption keys.

Surprisingly, and maybe because of how popular the resistance was proving to be, it looked like several of the key cloud hosting companies, such as Google and Amazon's AWS, where Telegram along with many other sites and apps host their data and operations, had made a decision to hold firm to see how things would develop, even when their own consumer-facing services were suffering.

He says that it coincides with Russian Federation implementing a block on Telegram, and it means there have been no updates rolling out to users anywhere in the world for a month and a half. Still, even as the iOS App Store has seen its share of downloads worldwide shrink to 30% in 2017 from 54% in 2012, consumer spending on iOS apps has remained healthy.

Over the past year, Apple has met with Snap Inc., Pinterest Inc. and other companies about participating in an Apple network that would distribute ads across their collective apps, the people said.

U.S. risks sparking global trade war
Throughout these talks, the US has sought to use the threat of trade restrictions as leverage to obtain concessions from the EU. May says Britain and the European Union "will continue to work together to protect and safeguard our workers and industries".

An Apple spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Mr. Durov's statement. On average, these users have more than 100 apps installed on their devices, while they use over 40 each month.

In a statement posted today, Durov notes that no updates have been approved ever since Russian Federation ordered Apple to remove the messaging app from the App Store because it wouldn't provide decryption keys to its user's communications.

"We believe we did the only possible thing, preserving the right of our users to privacy in a troubled country", Durov said earlier today.

"While Russia makes up only 7% of Telegram's user base, Apple is restricting updates for all Telegram users around the world", he said.

Durov also claims the lack of app updates mean Telegram has also "been unable to fully comply with GDPR" before the May 25th deadline. It says it is continuing its efforts to resolve the issue and promises to keep users updated.

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