Apple stops product sales in Russia

Apple stops product sales in Russia

Apple hardware is no longer shipped to Russian consumers.

Consumers attempting to buy an Apple device from Russia are redirected to a website stating that deliveries are impossible.

Mykhailo Fedorov, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, wrote a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook late last week. Fedorov asked Cook to seize product sales for Russian customers. Fedorov stressed that he is “sure that such actions will motivate youth and active population of Russia to proactively stop the disgraceful military aggression.”

The request has been answered. As of tonight, Apple is refusing to deliver products to Russian consumers. Orders from Russia are suspended for the time being.

Apple supports Ukraine

“We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with all of the people who are suffering as a result of the violence”, Apple shares in an official statement. “We have paused all product sales in Russia. Last week, we stopped all exports into our sales channel in the country. Apple Pay and other services have been limited. RT News and Sputnik News (media, ed.) are no longer available for download from the App Store outside Russia.”

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