Apple might face ban on the iPhone in India over Do Not Disturb App by TRAI

The Apple iPhone may face a ban in India over there non-compliance with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. The case is based on a mobile app called "Do not Disturb - DND" which doesn't allow unwanted calls and texts meant to keep out unwanted calls and texts.

Apple to face ban in India over Do Not Disturb App by TRAI

The mobile App was created in Oct 2016 by TRAI - Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to block unwanted calls and texts. When a person registers on DND, it becomes illegal for telemarketers to send SMS or calls on those numbers.

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Apple had said the App violates its privacy policy to ask the user's call and text, and because of that, they refused to accept the DND App in their App store.

After Apple's refusal TRAI warned that it will direct the telecom operators to deactivate the service for all the Apple iPhones in India. In response, Apple is set to take legal action against the TRAI so that the telecom network services are not deactivated on the iPhones.  

Apple said that with the release of the iOS12, there will be no need for third party Apps since the iOS12 comes with spam filtering feature by default. The challenge they will face will be the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation, 2018 law which states that, 
"Under this law, telecom operators will have to deactivate any devices which don’t permit the functioning of TRAI’s DND app."

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