According to Apple Inc., starting from February 28 this year, iCloud services in mainland China will be transferred to cloud company in Guizhou responsible for the operation.
In other words, from that day onwards, the cloud company in Guizhou will be responsible for the operation of iCloud in Mainland China and will have legal and financial relationships with iCloud users in mainland China.
"For these changes, we want to be transparent to our customers. "In an interview with the People's Daily client reporter, Apple said that within seven weeks from January 10, Apple will inform users of the news via e-mail and push notification.
According to reports, the Apple ID country or region set to China's users will be within the scope of this change.
On July 12 last year, Guizhou Provincial Government and Apple jointly signed the Framework Agreement for iCloud Strategic Cooperation of Apple Company of Guizhou Province People's Government. Apple authorized Cloud Big Data Industry Development Co., Ltd. (GCBD) Apple is the only partner operating iCloud services in mainland China; Guizhou operations in cloud as the operating entity, operating iCloud services in mainland China; iCloud services in China using iCloud and Guizhou dual-brand cloud to provide users with experience.
Apple said "the partnership with Guizhou on the cloud will allow us to continue to increase the speed and reliability of iCloud services as well as meet the new rules that China's cloud services must be operated by local enterprises." & rdquo;
Guizhou company on the cloud said that as a partner of Apple in this project, Guizhou Cloud Company is very proud and happy, and is looking forward to the official launch of the iCloud project. Both parties are committed to realizing this by continuously improving the experience of Chinese iCloud users Mutual benefit and win-win situation. At the same time, both sides will further explore the possibility of deepening cooperation.
Apple said the affected users will receive notice of this change, iCloud's system must record each user has been browsing or receiving at least one notice, in order to complete the user's service migration. As of February 28 this year, 0:00, if the user is not recorded as having been browsing or receiving Apple-related notice, their accounts will not be moved to Guizhou on the cloud, and will remain in the disabled state. During deactivation, data previously stored by the user in iCloud will also be stored in iCloud and will not be lost. If you disable the iCloud service after February 28, you will need to accept the new terms and conditions to ensure that your account is reactivated and moved to Guizhou on the cloud.
In the meantime, Apple also emphasized in its statement that "Apple has strong data privacy and security mechanisms and will not create a back door in any of our systems." & rdquo;
In addition, Apple also said that Apple will collaborate with Guizhou on the cloud and will only respond to legal requests for data. Apple can not unlock unlocked devices such as the iPhone or iPad.
According to another briefing, according to a cooperation agreement signed by Guizhou provincial government and Apple in July last year, the cloud-based Guizhou company will also operate a national data center that supports iCloud services. The main data center will be built in Gui'an New Area with an investment of 1 billion yuan Dollars. Apple will register your physical company in Gui'an New District and collaborate with Guizhou Branch of Cloud on the construction of iCloud Gui'an New District Master Data Center, operated by Guizhou Cloud Company and provided technical support from Apple.
iCloud Gui'an New District Master Data Center will also be Apple's first data center project set up in China. After the project is completed, it will be used to store the data of Apple users in China. Built and put into use, Chinese users in the upload and download data, there is no need to cross over the long distance between China and the United States to transmit, increase speed, reduce delay.
Lisa Jackson, vice president of environmental, policy and social affairs at Apple, said that "Chinese users like to use iCloud to securely store photos, videos, documents and applications and stay up-to-date on all their devices, trusting new Partnership that will improve the Chinese iCloud user experience by reducing latency and improving reliability. & rdquo;
Guizhou Dazhong Data Industry Development Co., Ltd. was approved by Guizhou Provincial People's Government in November 2014 with a registered capital of RMB 235 million. Dazhong Development Authority of Guizhou Province fulfilled the investor's responsibilities and the state-owned supervisory board of Guizhou Province supervised.