Microsoft ditches Android for Apple iPhones in China, citing security and authentication issues | Windows

Microsoft will provide Apple iPhones to its employees in China who currently use Android devices. Bloomberg reported that the company has requested that its employees in China switch to Apple iPhones for work purposes starting in September. 

Microsoft move aimed to improve security

The Bloomberg report said that the move aims to improve security and gain access to necessary authentication apps, as stated in an internal memo. This shift aligns with Microsoft‘s efforts to enhance security measures and streamline its mobile device management.

The company offers its employees who currently use Android devices from manufacturers like Huawei and Xiaomi the option to purchase an Apple iPhone 15 as a one-time replacement. This offer is available at various locations throughout China, where Google services can be accessed, as well as in Hong Kong.

The company made the decision due to Google’s unavailability of mobile services in China. This has prevented users from downloading critical…


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