re. controlled by Peoples Republic of China Central Committee
no, they're controlled by desire to earn as much money as possible (and fuck the morality, unless it makes more money). I find it hypocritical that people lambast them while at the same time they happily use hardware, software and other shitware which - most probably - follows the same principle (including the principle not to rock the China boat). Voice your outrage at hypocritical apple, but don't forget to check if your outrage has been well-received, on your iphone.