Apple, Others Stop the Sale of iPhone, iMac, Dell, Others in Russia, Samsung May Follow

Apple, Others Stop the Sale of iPhone, iMac, Dell, Others in Russia, Samsung May Follow

  • Apple has joined other multinational firms blacklisting the Kremlin and the Russian people from the international community
  • The company said on Tuesday, March 1, that it has halted sale of its products in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine by Putin-led government
  • Other tech companies such as Dell and sports gear makers, Nike also said they have stopped sale of products in Russia

As pressure keeps mounting on Kremlin to stop the war in Ukraine, many companies are deserting the Russian markets in droves.

The latest is tech giant, Apple which has stopped selling all its products in Russia. The firm announced the decision on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, after Russia began its invasion in Ukraine, CNBC reports.

Apple boycotts Russia
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Apple does not have a physical presence in Russia but sells its products online through storefronts. All storefronts selling Apple products in Russia are listed as unavailable.

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Also, Apple said it has removed Russian state-controlled outlets, RT News and Sputnik News from its App Store from across the globe except in Russia.

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Others follow suit

Dell mentioned last week that it has quit selling its products in Ukraine and Russia while Nike said it has also halted product sales in Russia, messages posted on the website of the companies said.

Ford also joined suit and suspended its joint venture operations in Russia.

Experts said Apple’s intention to halt product sales in Russia has put other smartphone makers on a tight sport.

According to Ben Wood, CCS Insight Chief Analyst told CNBC on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 that the decision by Apple puts pressure on companies like Samsung and other smartphone manufacturers.

Chinese companies undecided

As Western countries withdraw support and isolate Russia, there may be an opportunity for Chinese companies like Huawei and Xiaomi to go more in-depth into the country.

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US, UK, others pile ‘devastating’ economic pressure on Russia over the invasion of Ukraine has reported that the United States President, Joe Biden on Thursday, February 24, 2022, unleashed what he calls a devastating set of sanctions against Russia for the brazen invasion of Ukraine.

Biden said the new sanctions will squeeze the Russian economy and, while it may not deter Putin, who has some allied countries, will force his people to call him to order and make him leave Ukraine.

According to Biden during a television address to Americans, said Putin chose the war as he has been building blood banks and hospitals across the border with Ukraine in preparation for the attack that has now claimed lives on both sides.


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