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Apple told by China to remove apps with CallKit active

Last July, Apple gave in to the Chinese government and removed VPN apps from the Apple App Store in that country. Now, Beijing wants Apple to remove apps that use the company’s CallKit framework. CallKit allows developers to use Apple’s calling interface on their apps. Other such interfaces are available, but CallKit provides a more native feel for a third party app. It’s thought the Chinese object to the use of VoIP that is used by developers with CallKit. Last year, Apple had to remove the Skype app from the App Store in China due to the same reason. At the time, several U.S. lawmakers …

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