The inhabitants of Crimea will buy the iPhone and iPad, «if they turn into bricks”




On February 1, the company implements in Crimea products Apple, is going to work as usual, despite the sanctions.


Crimean company iCom, specializing in the sale of the products Apple, despite sanctions, on 1 February is going to work as usual. Retailer has in the Crimea six sales offices, which are located in Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta.

“Chain stores Apple technology in the Crimea – iCom continues its activity even after 1 February 2015. In response to international sanctions, we are going to unprecedented step. Once we are ready to buy your Apple gadgets if they are February 1, 2015 will become a “brick” – according to the official page of the iCom in social networks.

Last week, Russian representation Apple partner notification banning the sale of their units in the Crimea because of US sanctions. Previously, the company prematurely terminate the agreement on cooperation with the Crimean software developers and removed from the online store App Store all created their application. According to experts, the “apple” products will not disappear from the Crimean stores, it will be supplied from other regions of Russia, but perhaps because of this, the cost of gadgets will increase by 10-20%.

Russian non-profit organization “Public consumer initiative” (PGI) has filed a lawsuit against Apple , accusing the company of violating the law “On Protection of Consumers’ Rights. According to human rights, the company has no right to restrict the Crimean residents the opportunity to acquire its products and to refuse their service, as the peninsula is part of Russia.

In PGI stated that demand to recognize the illegal position Apple and pledged to stop any action to prevent the supply of goods and components. With the emergence of public statements and collecting evidence PGI plans to file lawsuits to other companies, which stated their refusal to supply the Crimea their products and services.

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