Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Aug 2014 12:53 UTC

China's government excluded Apple Inc. iPads and MacBook laptops from the list of products that can be bought with public money because of security concerns, according to government officials familiar with the matter.

Windows 8 was already banned from Chinese government computers.

I can't really blame the Chinese government. American companies have cooperated very closely with the US intelligence industry, so it was only a matter of time before the Chinese government started doing to American companies what the American government did to Chinese companies.

The several billion dollars question formulated in one word: iPhone?

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This article is FUD
by someone on Wed 6th Aug 2014 16:36 UTC
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2006-01-12 (Article in Chinese). Basically, the more likely scenario was that Apple did not submit all the paperwork required to remain on the list of energy-saving products enforced for certain (not all) procurement processes. If security was a concern, the list would have excluded Dell, Acer etc. as well.

Edited 2014-08-06 16:46 UTC

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RE: This article is FUD
by Pro-Competition on Wed 6th Aug 2014 19:21 in reply to "This article is FUD"
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I can't read Chinese, so I can't comment on your link. But the primary security concern would presumably be the OS, not the hardware. Hence, the focus on MS and Apple, over strictly hardware companies. (E.g., the Dell computer would still be banned if it ran Windows 8.)

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RE[2]: This article is FUD
by bert64 on Thu 7th Aug 2014 22:19 in reply to "RE: This article is FUD"
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Well the hardware is made in china anyway, regardless of who's brand gets stamped on it.

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