iPhones have been banned from the German Parliament meaning that iPhones will no longer be permitted for official correspondence. This decision was made due to concerns over U.S. spying following news that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone was being tapped by US intelligence agencies.
A few weeks ago it was iPads banned from the UK’s No. 10 Downing Street due to spying fears, and now Apple products will start disappearing from the German parliament too. The reason is concern about NSA eavesdropping, with Germany’s two major parties drawing up “urgent” guidelines that will see politicians only make calls on encrypted phones from this point forward. Sadly for Apple, the software being used is not currently iPhone-compatible, meaning that iPhones will no longer be permitted for official correspondence.