Two Apple Services Banned in China for No Clear Reason

China is believed to have blocked access to the iTunes Movies and iBooks stores sometime last week for a reason that’s yet to be disclosed and that might be an enigma even for Apple itself.

Details are very scarce at the moment, but a report coming from the New York Times reveals that the two services got banned sometime last week at the request of the Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Film, and Television.

An Apple spokeswoman has confirmed that the services are no longer available in China and explained that the company is trying to bring both online as soon as possible in the country.

“We hope to make books and movies available again to our customers in China as soon as possible,” she was quoted as saying.

Seeing iTunes Movies and iBooks stores banned in China is a little surprising, given the fact that Apple received the permission to offer them in the country, but this could actually be related to the recent developments involving the Beiji… (read more)

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