Apple suggests that an e-mail sent to end users with Apple IDs with destinations not set to China that their iCloud details was being moved to a Chinese company’s servers was done so unintentionally.
The Cupertino tech big had announced Wednesday that future month it will commence the course of action of shifting Chinese users’ iCloud details to servers hosted in China by condition-owned Guizhou-Cloud Big Details (GCBD) as it complies with recent legislation in the firm that mandates that cloud products and services are operated by Chinese businesses. Apple sent details to afflicted end users, but TechCrunch discovered reviews that a quantity of end users with U.S. Apple IDs had acquired notification that their details was also being moved.
In a individual e-mail sent this evening, Apple has informed end users that these email messages have been sent in error, reiterating that only end users with their Apple ID country set to China will have their iCloud details migrated to GCBD servers.
The e-mail, obtained by TechCrunch, reads in part: “We are extremely sorry that you acquired this e-mail. This e-mail was intended only for buyers whose Apple ID country is China. A extremely compact quantity of our buyers whose Apple ID country is not China also acquired this e-mail by error.”
Apple confirmed the contents of the e-mail but didn’t present more remark.
The specific phrasing of the e-mail is crucial, as it notes that end users who have their place not set to China in their iCloud account are not currently subject matter to the details migration course of action that Apple has announced. A delicate but crucial depth for end users in China and elsewhere.
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