It was only a matter of time until Apple was forced to respond to Apple’s alleged pornography site removal.
The iPhone maker’s website was taken down for the second time in as many days after an Apple user complained.
“We’re sorry that you were unable to find your favorite Apple product,” the notice read.
“Please contact us at [email protected] for further information.”
Apple, which owns the iPhone brand and has long been a target of Apple fans, has been a major source of online pornography and pornography-related content, and has taken steps to limit the use of pornography on its site.
But the removal of the iPhone website comes after a series of recent arrests by police in China that have raised concerns about the online pornography industry.
According to the New York Times, police in Chengdu arrested a man who is suspected of selling pornography, including videos of underage girls.
He was charged with possession of pornography and possession of child pornography.
According a court document, police said the man had previously sold child pornography to several other people.
Authorities also said that in July of this year, police arrested a suspect in Shanghai, China, who allegedly had access to more than 500 videos of girls in sexual acts.
It was not immediately clear what charges were pending against the man in the Chengdu case.
The Times said the arrests in Chengdei were the second in the country, following a July raid in which authorities seized more than 200 videos of young girls having sex.
Apple, whose flagship iPhone is sold in China, was among several companies to react to the porn removal on its own website.
“As part of our global enforcement efforts, Apple has taken action against online child pornography and has removed over 5 million illegal images from our site,” the company said in a statement.
“While we understand that the removal and removal of adult content can have a devastating effect on some of our users, we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to remove content from the sites we manage.”
The porn site was temporarily taken offline last month after complaints from users who said they were unable or unwilling to access the site.
Apple has been working to remove pornography from its site in China and has been in contact with local authorities, the Times reported.
Apple did not respond to requests for comment from Business Insider, which requested comment.