Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Apple officially stopped all sales of its products in Russia.
The Cupertino company has confirmed a series of actions in response to the invasion of Ukraine. It will therefore no longer be possible to buy iPhones, iPads, Macs and all other Apple products in Russia. When trying to add a product to the cart, the words “delivery not available” now appear.
Sales were halted following an appeal last week from Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, addressed directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook in a letter. In the letter, Fedorovto stop device sales and block access to the App Store in Russia.
“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 are no longer available for download from the App Store outside Russia. » https://t.co/zVh60Pls6N
— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski)
Apple has expressed deep concern over the Russian invasion of Ukraine and will stand with all those who suffer from the violence. It will support humanitarian efforts by providing aid to the current refugee crisis while doing all it can to support their teams in the region.
Access to the App Store has not yet been interrupted, but the Apple Pay service has been limited and major Russian banks cannot use the service. RT News and Sputnik News have been removed from the App Store outside of Russia.