In Russia, the law on mandatory Russian applications for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and PCs came into force. An entertaining video has appeared on the network demonstrating how the new iPhone is being activated in accordance with the new law.

April 1 with Apple: installing mandatory Russian apps on iPhone

The video was published by the developer Khaos Tian on his Twitter page, supplemented with a screenshot with a list of all 16 must-have applications for smartphones. Note that, unlike Samsung smartphones, everything here is voluntary – the manufacturer offers to install Russian applications, and the user is free to use the opportunity or refuse.

Recall that today, April 1, 2021, a law came into force in Russia, obliging to install certain Russian-developed applications on smartphones and other devices. The law applies to smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, laptops and personal computers manufactured and sold from April 1, 2021.

April 1 with Apple: installing mandatory Russian apps on iPhone

The list of mandatory for smartphones and tablets includes 16 applications: Yandex.Browser, Yandex search engine, Yandex.Disk, Yandex.Maps, Mail.ru Mail, ICQ, Marusya voice assistant, Mail.ru News, OK Live , VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, MirPay (Android only), Gosuslugi, MyOffis Documents, Kaspersky Internet Security (Android only) and Applist.ru.

From July 1, 2021, fines for the sale of equipment without mandatory Russian applications will also begin to operate in Russia – for officials the fine will be from 30 thousand to 50 thousand rubles, for legal entities – from 50 thousand to 200 thousand rubles.

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