China's government has dropped 10 Apple Inc (AAPL). products from its official procurement list, reports said Wednesday, though accounts differed as to the reason for the move. 

While a version of the list -- which specifies what products may be purchased by government agencies -- issued in June included the products, they were removed from the final version, issued last month, Bloomberg News reported, citing unidentified government officials familiar with the matter. 

The Bloomberg report said the removal of the items, including Apple's iPad and MacBook Air, was due to security concerns. It quoted a UOB Kay Hian analyst as saying: "The Chinese government wants to make sure that overseas companies shouldn't have too much influence in China." 

However, a report from the independent Chinese news agency Caixin quoted an unnamed source close to the industry as saying it was Apple which failed to apply for inclusion in the list, which favors energy-saving products. The Caixin report also quoted a China-based executive with Deutsche Telekom AG's Detecon International as saying that a variety of foreign companies' product do appear on the list, which would not be the case if there were security concerns.

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