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?
Um de dork. Didn’t read the summery very well. Must not be awake. Need more coffee…
Edited 2014-08-06 13:37 UTC
Microsoft had such big usage in China as a result of ‘allowed’ piracy. This is basically how XP managed such penetration into emerging markets. Now MS have killed XP without a ‘free’ successor. They dont want to end up in the same/similar monopoly position with tablets and phones. Especially with Apple’s product support history (latest model or two only)