Since Russia started invading Ukrainian cities, other countries indirectly started supporting Ukraine. To join the support, Apple also restricted the Apple Pay service and suspended sales in Russia.
As the war is still going on between Russia and Ukraine, the recent news highlighted that blocking the iOS and Android operating systems in Russia is possible. According to Sputnik radio, the head of the board of the Digital Economy Development Fund, German Klimenko said that blocking the iOS and Android operating systems in Russia is possible. He also added that blocking could not be protected, even if you refuse to update devices.
Here’s the complete Russian to English converted statement by German Klimenko:
There are a lot of different stories on the internet: do not update, something else … but you know, if suddenly the creators of android and ios suddenly want to ban operating systems (not just not update, but block them), someone will be saved, but if the main mass falls out and is turned into a brick, then, unfortunately, there will be no salvation.