War in Ukraine: Apple suspends sales of its products in Russia


It also limited certain services such as its Apple Pay payment solution and removed Russian state media apps RT and Sputnik from its AppStore online store.

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Apple’s turn to crack down on Moscow. The digital giant announced on Tuesday March 1 that it has suspended the sale of all its products in Russia after having already taken several measures in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

The manufacturer of iPhone phones, Mac computers and iPad tablets explains in a message sent to AFP that it stopped exports to Russia last week. It has also limited certain services such as its Apple Pay payment solution and removed from its AppStore online store the applications of Russian state media RT and Sputnik, recently banned from the European Union.

Apple has also disabled the function allowing live incident reporting on Apple Maps in Ukraine. “as a safety and precautionary measure for Ukrainian citizens”. “We will continue to assess the situation and are in communication with the governments concerned on the measures we are taking”says Apple in its message.

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