The country's Procurement Center, its Finance Ministry, and Apple itself say the iPhone maker never applied to be on the government's list of approved energy-saving products, according to Reuters.
The iPad and MacBook are apparently no longer on a list of products approved for government use due to security concerns, Bloomberg reports.
Government demands to Google for user data jump 120 percent in four years, but the percentage of requests where it handed over data are down.
The "vast majority" of the requests for information that Apple gets from law enforcement pertain to lost or stolen devices, while a "small fraction" relate to iTunes, iCloud, or other accounts.
Even as Google celebrates one of America's most famous landmarks, the symbolism of shutting it down because of legislative irresponsibility is stark.
The search giant is seeking ways to armor user files, sources say, a move that could curb government surveillance attempts.
Attorney General Eric Holder has prohibited tech companies from revealing what information they're legally required to disclose to the feds. Google wants to lift the gag orders.
The U.S. attorney general supports changes to existing e-mail and online storage snooping laws, which are currently under scrutiny in the House.
At its Government Leaders Forum in Berlin, the company touts tools to help municipalities provide citizen services online.
The New Zealand Police picks Apple -- over BlackBerry, Google, and Microsoft -- to hand out 6,000 smartphones and 3,900 tablets to its officers.