The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation explains the possibility of limiting the use of smartphones in the Russian army. At the same time, the official representative of the main military department of the Russian Federation states that the restrictions will not affect the brands of mobile devices used (and the press suggested that they would be banned from using the Apple devices), and may concern the time and place of using smartphones during military service.
Major General Konashenkov commented on information about the alleged ban on the use iPhone, which was issued in the press. Igor Konashenkov quotes Interfax:
The appearance of such information in one of the leading domestic publications may indicate a lack of technical literacy of its authors, since the capabilities of modern smartphones of foreign manufacturers, regardless of the software installed in them, are almost identical.
We are talking about the material published by the newspaper "Izvestia". The correspondent of "Izvestia" announced that he has information about the ban is iPhone. As it turned out, such information is not true - the Ministry of Defense will monitor the use of mobile devices without reference to their manufacturer, but with reference to a specific situation.