Russian conscripts are not allowed to take smartphones of the American company Apple being in service. They can take any other mobile phone, except iPhone, the official "hot line" of the Ministry of Defence informs conscripts" relatives on the phone, joinfo.ua informs.
The employees of the "hot line" explain such an absurd ban on the use of Apple smartphones by the fear of potential surveillance of the activities of the Russian military using "apple" gadgets.
"With the help of iPhone, one can monitor everything: while he (the soldier) is talking, the camera transmits information, where he is and what he is doing," the hotline said.
The fact that such a restriction is in effect is confirmed by one of the Moscow's conscripts.
"The employee of the military commissariat forbade bringing iPhone, advised to take the phone of the other company. The phones of other manufacturers did not cause such a reaction. We were not shown any documents banning iPhone," he told the reporters.
As it was previously reported, Apple raises prices for their gadgets for Russian buyers.