Users in Iran have reported that they are no longer able to access the Apple AppStore, the ban appears to be IP based as users of a VPN are still able to access the store.

Whilst Apple is not business in the country, and with no official Iran App Store. Millions of iPhones are smuggled into the country and Iranian developers use other App Store countries to distribute apps to users.

Applepreviously banned applications created by Iranian developers from the App Store in the country due to U.S. law. At the time, Apple stated “Under the U.S. sanctions regulations, the App Store cannot host, distribute or do business with apps or developers connected to certain U.S. embargoed countries.” Apple has not officially commented on the issue.

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