China says that the iPhone is a national security threat

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China seems to love Apple, but growing the brand there hasn't been easy.
China seems to love Apple, but growing the brand there hasn't been easy.
Illustration: Cult of Mac

The iPhone brings untold billions of dollars of industry into China thanks to the manufacturing jobs it creates, but that hasn’t stopped the Chinese Government — through their state-controlled media mouthpieces — from calling the device a “national security concern.”

Why? Because iOS can track your location, which according to a China Central Television report, could be used to betray Chinese state secrets to the rest of the world.