Apple May Be Self-Censoring Its News App In China
Reports say Apple may be disabling one of its own apps in mainland China, presumably to keep in line with the country's censorship laws.By Evan Thomas | October 11, 2015
Apple is reportedly deactivating the built-in news collector in iOS 9 for users in China.
Entrepreneur Larry Salibra detailed the blocking in a blog post last week. This is thought to be a move to adhere to China's strict censorship requirements.
Even if you've installed the news app in the U.S., it won't pull new content if your iOS device is connecting from mainland China. You get error messages instead.