Apple Stops Sales in Russia and Takes a Rare Stand

Apple said it was pausing all product sales and limiting the functionality of some of its services in Russia. In response to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. IPhones and other Apple products are currently not being sold through Apple Stores in Russia. Apple Pay and other services have been limited.

The organization has likewise taken out Russian news applications including the application for the Kremlin-upheld news administrations Russia. Today and Sputnik-from its App Stores in nations outside of Russia and said it has handicapped traffic designs and live occurrence reports in Apple Maps in Ukraine to discourage the following of Ukrainians’ developments.

Apple is the most recent tech organization to take an unmistakable stand against the attack of Ukraine-which up to this point has prompted in excess of 130 non military personnel passings and hundreds more harmed by cutting off or seriously restricting admittance to its items. While Apple has focused in on Russia, other tech organizations have choked a few administrations in other European nations. Microsoft has taken out Russian news applications from its worldwide Microsoft application store plans. To deprioritize list items for similar media sources on Bing, and will boycott Russian state-supported promotions. Google has hindered the YouTube channels for RT and Sputnik in Europe, is obstructing alters to Google Maps in the contention zone, and is delisting Russian state-subsidized distributers in Google News. What’s more Facebook parent organization Meta said it would limit admittance to RT and Sputnik in Europe.

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Apple’s actions are especially significant given the criticism the company has recently faced for making concessions to foreign governments. Last year, Apple loosened some of its privacy policies in China to appease the authorities in that country.

Tyson Barker, the head of the Technology and Foreign Policy Program at the German Council on Foreign. Relations, says that because the company has played nice with Russian authorities in the recent past. Apple’s move to cut off access to its products in Russia is notable.