Farsi-Speaking U.S. Resident Denied iPad Sale by Apple Store Employee

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MacTechFreak

As a US Navy Veteran who served in Operation Enduring Freedom I say, GOD BLESS AMERICA & GOD BLESS APPLE and all other Tech Companies who refuse sale to OUR ENEMYS WHO SHOW NO SHAME IN KILLING AMERICANS!!!

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robertdothan

I know it sounds stupid and overboard, but they thought they were doing the right thing. Let's dig into the policy, not the people trying to follow it.

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igreen

Actually, this is pretty a pretty common policy with technology/computer companies. The culprit is not the companies, but rather the U.S. government which dictates where and what U.S. Technology companies can sell overseas.

I'll add, Iran is on a short list of countries that the U.S. has trade embargoes on. The Apple Store employee in question if he sold an iPhone/Ipad/Notebook to a person knowing it was going to be re-exported to Iran would be in violation of U.S. Export laws. As soon as the customer said "I'm shipping this to Iran" the Apple employee's hands were tied.

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ebrainer1

Well, this is just stupid. To think that a company like apple that claims to “connect people and improve their lives” would flat out deny someone a purchase because of their country of origin. They really should change this policy, or else people might start another petition.

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