White House watching China's iPhone curbs with concern

September 13, 2023 2:33 PM EDT

FILE PHOTO: People walk near an Apple logo outside its store in Shanghai, China September 8, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it is watching apparent bans on some Chinese government official use of Apple's iPhones with "concern," adding it appeared to be aggressive and inappropriate retaliation.

White House national security spokesman John Kirby called on China to be more transparent about the iPhone restrictions.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Chris Reese)

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