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No Apples Today

Sahar Sabet, 19, and a friend went to the Apple store in Alpharetta, Ga., to buy an iPad and an iPhone. When the salesman heard them speaking in a foreign language, he asked them what they were speaking. “When we said ‘Farsi, I’m from Iran,’ he said, ‘I just can’t sell this to you. Our countries have bad relations.’” A manager explained they were denied the products because the exportation, sale or supply from the U.S. to Iran of any Apple goods is strictly prohibited without authorization from the U.S. government. Sabet and her friend are U.S. citizens, and were planning to use the devices at school in Georgia. (MS/WSB Atlanta) ...We may all be in a melting pot, but the mix isn’t completely even yet.
Original Publication Date: 15 July 2012
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 19.

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