Apple has removed some VPN apps in China from their app store. The company has now released an official statement on why these applications have been removed.
People have been using VPN apps in China to get around government censorship in the country. Apple has not explained that the apps that have been removed are the unlicensed ones.
In China VPN apps apparently need to be licensed and Apple has apparently only removed apps that are not licensed.
“Earlier this year China’s MIIT announced that all developers offering VPNs must obtain a license from the government. We have been required to remove some VPN apps in China that do not meet the new regulations. These apps remain available in all other markets where they do business.”
This means that it is now harder for people in China to get around the government censorship in the country.