Where WhatsApp received a lot of criticism, its rivals were the real winners. Telegram He was one of WhatsApp’s rivals that gained a lot of popularity during that time. People started uninstalling WhatsApp and moving to other applications like Telegram and Signal.
Since then, Telegram has been in the news more often. However, a recent statement from the company’s CEO has put him back in the spotlight.
Recently, Pavel Durov, the founder of the Telegram app has criticized AppleRelationship with China. Durov accused Apple of providing full control to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over the data of its citizens who use iPhone phones.
Furthermore, Durov claimed that Android phones are far superior to iPhones as they are still stuck in the “middle ages.” He even criticized the people who use them, calling them “Apple’s digital slaves” because the company allowed users to download apps only from its App Store.
Durov shared the link on Telegram about the New York Times article that uncovers Apple’s relationship with China and its involvement in “large-scale surveillance and censorship at the behest of China.”
The founder even commented on the hardware of the iPhone and called it ‘Clunkier & Outdated’. He said that every time he had to use an iPhone to test the Telegram app on iOS, “I feel like I was thrown into the Middle Ages.” The 60 Hz displays of the iPhone cannot compete with the 120 Hz displays of modern Android phones, he added.
Apple and Telegram have had their share of controversy over the years. And it looks like Pavel Durov’s recent comments are only going to deepen the tension between the two companies.