Apple has reportedly approached the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for “more consultation” on the inclusion of its Do Not Disturb (DND) application in the App Store. The Cupertino-based giant earlier refused to include regulator’s new anti-spam app on its app store.
According to a report by The Financial Express, citing some sources close to the development, Apple has sought time from the regulator for a meeting on this issue, however, the regulator has not responded to the request. Further, the report highlights that meeting could take place next month.
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The new app from TRAI basically allows users to share logs of spam call and text message with the regulator. The data is then used to alert the operators to block the spammers. This could possibly hinder the Apple’s efforts to expand in India. The company has been in talks with the government to open retail stores, tax exemptions on local manufacturing and the permission to sell used iPhones in India.