Apple says that an electronic mail despatched to customers with Apple IDs outdoors of China that their iCloud knowledge was being moved to a Chinese firm’s servers was finished so by accident.
The Cupertino tech large had introduced Wednesday that subsequent month it is going to start the method of shifting Chinese customers’ iCloud knowledge to servers hosted in China by state-owned Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) because it complies with latest laws within the firm that mandates that cloud companies are operated by Chinese corporations. Apple despatched particulars to affected customers, however TechCrunch discovered studies that a lot of customers with U.S. Apple IDs had obtained notification that their knowledge was additionally being moved.
In a separate electronic mail despatched this night, Apple has knowledgeable customers that these emails had been despatched in error, reiterating that solely customers with their Apple ID nation set to China could have their iCloud knowledge migrated to GCBD servers.
The electronic mail, obtained by TechCrunch, reads partially: “We are very sorry that you received this email. This email was intended only for customers whose Apple ID country is China. A very small number of our customers whose Apple ID country is not China also received this email by mistake.”
Apple verified the contents of the e-mail however didn’t provide additional remark.