Apple Ends Feud With TRAI; Approves Anti-Spam App For India

Apple Ends Feud With TRAI; Approves Anti-Spam App For India

Months after arriving at a middle ground, the "do not disturb" app of India's telecom regulator went live on Apple's App Store for its device owners to use the app to flag unwanted calls and messages in the country. Earlier, Apple had repeatedly rejected the TRAI-DND app from inclusion in the iOS store, which serves the iPhone and iPad, citing privacy concerns. Apple's App Store refund procedures are available on this support page. However, now finally the DND app is finally live on Apple App Store.

The new TRAI DND app has two major functions - users can register their mobile number under DND (Do Not Disturb) using this app and second is reporting spam calls/ SMS after DND registration.

If you have not heard of TRAI DND before, TRAI is short for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

However, the technology giant is known for defending its privacy policies and not giving into governmental demands for compromising on its them. Apple can also increasingly rely on the revenue generated from the App ecosystem.

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Apple has been resisting for a long time now. On Android, it frequently comes in the form of an app asking for permissions that it should have no interest in, like a calculator wanting access to your phone's contact list or physical location. The justices will hear the arguments in efforts to stop this antitrust lawsuit which could force it to reduce the commission of 30 percent which it charges on software developing companies whose applications are sold through App Store exclusively.

The Chinese market makes up almost 40 percent of the App Store's revenue, analysts at Macquarie Research reported earlier this year, so it's important for Apple to maintain control over its content. You are able to report the spam calls and texts, and then block those numbers so you do not keep receiving them. TRAI had apparently given Apple a deadline of January 2019. In a nutshell, you can download the app to avoid those pesky calls and messages from telemarketers.

According to reports, Indians receive more than 10 spam calls and messages on a daily basis.

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