Apple Store in Georgia refuses to sell Apple iPhone and Apple iPad to customer speaking Farsi
0. phoneArena 19 Jun 2012, 23:02 posted on
Citing company policy, a 19 year woman in Alpharetta, Georgia was not allowed to buy an Apple iPhone and Apple iPad from a Georgia based Apple Store after she was heard speaking Farsi to her Uncle; the woman was told that bad relations between the U.S. and Iran prevented the store from selling her the devices...
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52. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
this wouldnt be a big deal in ohio. here you can litterally refuse business to anyone for any reason... but i think its for privately owned and operated businesses... like bars, mom & pop shops, etc.
i.e if i owned a bar and a gentlemen walks into my establishment wearing a michigan jersey i can one) refuse to serve him, two) tell him he is not welcome with no questions asked, and three) tell him i dont give a damn for the whole state of michigan.
ill have to see if it applys to big businesses.
its still dumb though. racist are dumb, but in all honesty everyone is a little racist. that was just an extreme case of being an extreme racist that thinks the south will rise again.
44. DonkeySauce (Posts: 189; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)
Don't blame this on Apple. Blame it on an idiot employee..
53. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
i agree. i work at verizon on the sale side and i dont refuse to sell a phone or product to anyone... well unless theyre under 18,
76. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
no, its law. in the US nobody under the age of 18 can legally sign a contract.
49. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)
Yay Apple!!!!! A policy is a policy!!!!
54. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Hey in iran... government bans video games and many other things.
55. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7043; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
APPLE IS SO iRacist. And they just lost a sale. don't they realize that SYRIAN GOV'T DON'T CARE BOUT THE WOMEN or it's people. and what does the APPLE have to do with IRAN or any middle eastern country? Apple is a FCKING DUMB A$$ COMPANY. glad I own a Android product.
56. jjbinkes (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Hey guys I actually know Sahar and I know that corporate only filed complaints for her and did nothing else. That's it. She even said they did not care at all. In her own words: they "probably have bigger fish to fry."
58. jjbinkes (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
This has also happened to alot of her friends as well. The others' ended up getting it online instead of in store but Sahar decided enough was enough.
59. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7043; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I also forget to say that they can order it online not from a Apple store like a 2nd party retailer. like TARGET/Walmart/BestBuy so they don't have to deal with APPLE B.S. iRacist crap
62. osmaankhaan (unregistered)
when did apple start caring about the source of money they dont give a damn even if one is selling his/her kidney to buy apple products or even when employees from foxconn upto 20 had already committed SUICIDE just b'coz they coudnt handle the stress imposed by apple in manufacturing their products.
anyway this act is purely RACIST and should not be tolerated nor supported.
67. roscuthiii (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
At first I thought it was the country Georgia... then I realized it was good ol' US Americans Georgia. Everything became clear at that point.
73. silver0681 (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
I would say I am very disappointed after reading the comments. I Would like to start off by saying i am an android user but It's as if most just read the title and decided to post ignorant comments on how apple is racist and android is better. Guess they dont realize just how ignorant a fan droid that it made them look. If you read the WHOLE article you would see this was as I and MANY others who read the article realized a stupid employee twisting a US POLiCY to fit his/her either racist or ignorant point of view. That being said android has the same US POLICEY they have to follow so does that make them racist like apple because they have to follow the same POLICEY. I mean yes it was an apple employee but come one just because your grandfather is racist doesn't mean you are. Ohnmann I made this post to long most likely instead of reading this these same fan droids I was hoping to enlighten will prob just read first sentence and thumb me down.
74. silver0681 (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
Btw my last comment is not directed at remix whateverman or sniggey they unlike the ones the comment is aimed at make well thought out educated responses.