Apple blocks App Store in Iran

By John Lee.

Apple iPhone users in Iran are no longer able to access the App Store, according to media reports.

The Verge reports that while the company doesn’t sell devices or operate the App Store in Iran, Iranians were able to import Apple products from other counties and set them up to access portions of the App Store meant for other regions.

It appears that Apple has now closed that loophole, presumably over concerns relating to US sanctions.

(Sources: The Verge, Venture Beat)

(Picture credit: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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