What you need to know
- Seems that the official Apple website in Russia has stopped selling products.
- iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and MacBook appear to be the products affected.
- This comes several days after Ukraine asked Apple to stop sales and shut down App Store access in Russia.
According to a report from iPhones.ru, a Russian-based Apple-focused website, the official Apple website has stopped selling products in Russia.
It appears that models of the iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and MacBook are all currently listed as "currently unavailable."
Although this news does come just mere days after Ukraine asked Apple to stop selling products and limit access to the App Store in Russia, there has been no official statement by Apple commenting on why the products don't appear to be available.
While the armed conflict in Ukraine could be one explanation for the sudden disappearance of Apple products from its website in Russia, it's important to note that Apple has stopped sales of its products in other countries that are dealing with financial distress.
The Russian Ruble is at an all-time low because of sanctions from the U.S., Canada, EU, and other nations, and Apple has pulled its products from sale in Turkey just last year when it was having huge financial woes.
Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way.
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