Apple blocks App Store in Iran

MENAFN– Apple has blocked access to its App Store for users in Iran, in what appears to be a total cut off for the country, the Peninsula reported.

Apple does not already sell its products or operate its App Store in the Islamic Republic, but now now it has blocked all the traffic coming from the country and also from accessing its App Store in any capacity.

“Users were not able to connect to the Apple App Store to install or update applications. When visiting the App Store, they were instead greeted with the message ‘the App Store is unavailable in the country or region you’re in’,” tech website Bleeping Computer reported on Friday.

In August 2017, the tech giant removed all apps created by Iranian developers from its App Store, citing the US-imposed economic sanctions.