Apple accused of ‘anti-consumer’ behaviour by Indian regulator


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Apple is in the crosshairs of India’s telecommunications regulator.

The iPhone maker has been called out for its refusal to enable a Do Not Disturb app developed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on its devices, reports Times of India.

The app allows users to share details of “pesky” calls and spam messages with authorities and mobile service providers, who would then take action on the caller or sender.

Launched last June, Google has enabled support for the app on Android devices, TRAI chairman Ram Sewak Sharma said in a statement to the publication, adding that TRAI has been discussing the matter with Apple over the past year.

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