THE Kremlin has banned iPhones over fears they are often hacked by CIA and GCHQ spies.
A supply instructed Moscow’s Kommersant newspaper: “It is throughout for the iPhone.
“Both throw it away or give it to the youngsters.”
The professional-Kremlin supply claimed the iPhones have been “extra inclined to hacking and espionage by Western consultants in comparison with different smartphones”.
Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned: “Smartphones shouldn’t be used for official businesss.”
He warned each smartphone was “clear” – suggesting it might be hacked.
He added: “Any smartphone has a reasonably clear mechanism, it doesn’t matter what working system it has Android or iOS.
“Naturally, they don’t seem to be used for official functions.”
The deputy head of Putin’s employees, Sergei Kiriyenko, issued the iPhone ban to political officers engaged on subsequent 12 months’s Russian elections.
Apple declined to remark.
It follows bans in Britain, the US and Europe on government staff using TikTok on official telephones, over fears the app collects an excessive amount of information.