Apple rejects TRAI’s Do-Not-Disturb app due to privacy concerns!
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Apple is a brand much desired in India, which, along with the large potential customer base, is among the reasons why the Cupertino-based tech giant has been trying to expand its official presence in India. Yet, it keeps running into hiccups – and the newest is its locking horns with the Indian telecom regulator!

Reports suggest the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is unhappy with Apple’s refusal to add the former’s Do-Not-Disturb App – designed to thwart spammers – to its App Store. The app is said to allow users to share spam call and text message logs with TRAI, which uses the data to alert mobile operators to block the spammers. Apple is believed to have taken the position that the app violates its privacy policy.

The standoff might not be the best news for Apple’s expansion plans in India, where half a billion smartphones could be sold by 2020.