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Apple limits airdrop feature on Chinese iPhone, limiting protester’s ability to communicate

Randy Mancini 6 November 30, 2022
Customers shop at an Apple store on November 28, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Apple is currently facing shortages in iPhone supplies due to COVID-19 restrictions in China and unrest at one of Apple's major Chinese suppliers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Customers shop at an Apple store on November 28, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Apple is currently facing shortages in iPhone supplies due to COVID-19 restrictions in China and unrest at one of Apple’s major Chinese suppliers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:46 PM PT – Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Apple has limited a key-feature used by Chinese anti-lockdown protesters to circumvent censorship.

Apple limits AirDrop on iPhones in China after filesharing feature was used by protestersThe AirDrop function was being used to share leaflets

The change follows reports of people using AirDrop to spread leaflets critical of the Chinese Communist party