Apple Now Free to Export and Sell Products in Iran Following Lifting of U.S. Sanctions
An Apple spokeswoman issued a statement on the matter:
“We’ve been told by the U.S. government that most Apple products are covered by regulatory changes announced by the Treasury Department,” she said, referring to a decision to ease restrictions on selling a broad array of communications equipment such as smartphones, laptops and computer software to Iran. “As a result, Apple is no longer banned from selling Macs and iOS devices to customers who plan to bring or send those products to Iran,” she said.The use of technology has played a critical part in helping activists in the Middle East, and notably played a role during the 2009 Iranian election protests. Currently, the Global Trade Compliance section on Apple's website states that U.S. embargoes against Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria prevent the company from selling its products in those regions.
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