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Apple pauses sales in Russia

Apple has said it will pause all product sales in Russia. Ukraine requests Apple to take action against the country in response to its invasion.

The tech giant also said it has limited Apple Pay and other services in Russia. They also stopped all exports into its sales channel in Russia and are no longer making Russian news apps RT News and Sputnik News available in its App Store outside Russia.

Mykhailo Fedorov also tweeted by saying, “No more Apple product sales in Russia!”. He tweeted 5 hours ago.

It’s really a very big decision for Apple. They may earn a lot of money if they don’t do that. Now, we can see that all tech giants are trying their best to stand with Ukraine.

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Apple’s Russian subsidiary had revenue of 260 billion rubles in 2020, the equivalent of $3.1 billion, according to data from Statistic.

Tim Cook (Apple CEO) tweeted a tweet he said, “ I am deeply concerned with the situation in Ukraine. We’re doing all we can for our teams there and will be supporting local humanitarian efforts. I am thinking of the people who are right now in harm’s way and joining all those calling for peace.”

“In 2022, modern technology is perhaps the best answer to the tanks, multiple rocket launchers, and missiles,” said the Ukraine vice-prime minister and minister of digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, in a letter to Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook.

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Following the announcement, on Tuesday he urged Cook to “finish the job” and block access to the App Store in Russia. “They kill our children, now kill their access!” he tweeted.

So, at this moment Russia is Apple less.

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