Apple might have to approve India’s anti-spam app in six months
TRAI is known for The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, has just innovated a new policy, find a way
to fights against the fake calls and spam text messages that could probably affect the Apple Huge expansion plan 2018. the Idea is about user pure privacy and their subscribers to download this TRAI directly on app store with the motive of fight against the fake calls and spams messages, operate to provide anti-spam experience to the user.
BUT! here the problems are that Apple refuses to allow this app to be directly published on the app store over some privacy concern since this need permission to access to direct user phone keypad and also user call
Also, this needs access to messages inbox to get known spam activities and providing this directly to the company.
Apple has been at odds with the regulator for over a year due to the issue, and this new development could force the tech giant to find a solution once and for all.
As per the reports of India Todays, they just have six months to make sure that the device that offers must be capable of installing this DND ( Do Not Disturb ) app. affect, if it can’t install it by them, then they’ll have to stop out its access to their networks.
“Every Access Provider shall ensure, within six months’ time, that all smart phone devices registered on its network support the permissions required for the functioning of such Apps as prescribed in the regulations 6(2)(e) and regulations 23(2)(d).
Provided that where such devices do not permit functioning of such Apps as prescribed in regulations 6(2)(e) and regulations 23(2)(d), Access Providers shall, on the order or direction of the Authority, derecognize such devices from their telecom networks.”
source via Engadget
The previous year, Apple agreed to work with the TRAI develop the version of this Anti Spam app with caring about the negative feature and directly provide this to its users to ability access to call logs.
However, it’s not clearly mentioned that the company can release its revised version within the upcoming six months or there is a need to think in another way altogether
As India Today notes, though, iOS 12 already has built-in anti-spam capabilities — Cupertino might be able to use that to its advantage.