Apple blocked by China's Great FirewalliBooks and iTunes Movies have been banned by the State's media regulators just six months after the services launched.
[MUSIC] Apple is the latest tech giant to fall of China's great firewall. Just six months after it launched it's online streaming services. The country has now banned iBooks and iTunes movies. The New York Times reported that the country's state media regulators issued the ban as part of a larger crackdown on foreign based internet services. Other services like Google, Facebook, and Twitter pay similar restrictions under China's great firewall, as they call it. As well as other online print and broadcast media. The news could present a major setback as the company looks to increase iPhone sales in China, now its second largest market behind the US. Apple's four inch iPhone SE was hugely successful there, with 3.4 million sold just in preorders. Despite less impressive figures in the U.S. market. Apple told the New York Times that they are working on making these services available ASAP to their customers, but the process could drag out and put other services in jeopardy. Apple Music and Apple Pay are still available, for the time being, but they may soon suffer the same fate if China decides they compete with their own local businesses. [MUSIC]