Chinese Government Pulls Plug on Apple Watch Series 3

Apple watch series 3

The Apple watch seies3 was announced along with the incredible iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X. The amazing feature of this smartwatch is cellular connectivity that allows users to make calls, send and receive text messages. It also enables the users to access the internet without having to pair with a nearby iPhone. This magnificent piece went on sale on September 22 globally, including in China. 

Apple watch series 3

Right from the start of the sales, qualified users in China were able to connect to the China Unicom’ cellular network but just a few days after the sales commenced, precisely on September 28 China Unicom abruptly shut down wireless connectivity to the Watch Series 3 users. China has altogether three wireless carriers, which are in the control of the government who monitor the users of the networks. The reason for the network shutdown shouldn’t be unconnected with how China monitors its citizens who use cellular enabled devices.

The Apple series 3 uses an e-SIM which is a micro SIM card embedded inside the smartwatch and it allows users to choose the carrier and plan he or she prefers to use. In this kind of situation, it would be difficult for the government to track down users.




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