The allegation comes after Russian Federation demanded a ban on Telegram in April, when the app-maker refused to hand over the keys to its encrypted chats.
"Unfortunately, some Telegram features, such as stickers, don't work correctly under iOS 11.4 that was just released - even though we fixed this issue weeks ago", Durov wrote minutes ago in his Telegram channel.
Telegram refused to provide Russian authorities with a way to read communications over its network as Moscow pushes to increase surveillance of internet activities.
Durov's comments come just a day after Russia's communication watchdog once again demanded that Apple remove Telegram from the App Store. Still, even as the iOS App Store has seen its share of downloads worldwide shrink to 30% in 2017 from 54% in 2012, consumer spending on iOS apps has remained healthy. On average, these users have more than 100 apps installed on their devices, while they use over 40 each month.
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He went on to allege that Apple had "prevented" updates to the Telegram app on a global basis after Russian officials ordered the platform removed from Tim Cook's walled garden. As a result, we've also been unable to fully comply with GDPR for our EU-users by the deadline of May 25, 2018.
Durov also blames Apple for Telegram being unable to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation due to the alleged block on updates.
In a legally binding letter sent to Apple this week, Russian gov states: "In order to avoid possible action by Roskomnadzor for violations of the functioning of the above-mentioned Apple Inc. service, we ask you to inform us as soon as possible about your company's further actions to resolve the problematic issue", the regulator wrote.