The law on the preset of the Russian software (SW) may lead to a withdrawal from retail sales of devices manufactured by Apple, as the company is not fundamentally presets for their products third-party software, does not exclude the Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev.
The state Duma on 21 November adopted a law banning July 1, 2020, the sale of electronic equipment like smartphones and computers, without a prescribed by the government of the Russian. The lists of devices, software and its installation will determine the Cabinet. The Federation Council approved the document on November 25.
“Specifically one of the problems (law – ed.) that you probably will not come to the store and not be able to buy an iPhone just like buy it now. Because Apple is fundamentally not install third-party applications,” said Marinichev, the radio station “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.
“Most likely, Apple will simply cease to have the opportunity of direct sales, you do not order on apple.ru this phone to get it to retail use,” says fit.
However, he noted that this does not mean that Russia will not ship this phone, it will be able to buy a legal entity. “From the point of view of corporate business objectives you will be able to buy everything as before, but in the store, from the mobile operator it will not. So, this should be done by someone else,” said the Internet Ombudsman.
“That is, we slightly complicate the structure of consumption of technology products in Russia because the control is not on the border, so there it was (in devices IN Russian – ed.) and control it at the moment retail sales,” – said the expert.
At the same time, he said, there is still the possibility of implementation by Apple of the law on the preset FOR. “Apple has its cloud, which he monitors everything IN terms of country effect, and so forth, and by default, it in principle can be preset, because it is easy enough to make the function button is pressed, when the cloud takes place this bundle (a set of SOFTWARE files, combined on any grounds – ed.), necessary for the Russian consumer, the moment you start the installation, once you have selected the location of the Russian Federation. It for Apple is quite easy to do and you automatically will receive at the time of installation, i.e. at the time when you initialize your device, the set of all applications that must be,” said Marinichev.
“So here I would do on this occasion is not worried. Anyway, with a certain set of inconveniences, difficulties and tensions this will come into our lives”, concluded the fit.