Apple Store in Georgia refuses to sell Apple iPhone and Apple iPad to customer speaking Farsi
posted by Alan F. / Jun 19, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Wow Apple.....Wow.....as much as I'm a fanboy I couldn't begin to defend this crap.
posted on Jun 19, 2012, 11:16 PM 40
Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011
Ok I don't think this is the policy of apple but that guy is just an idiot. I would wait on this story before rushing to judgement.
posted on Jun 19, 2012, 11:53 PM 27
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I hate that Georgia had to have the apple store that did this...Now I want to move. lol And you have to think....This really sucks!!! Like 80% of my friends are from the middle east...
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 9:11 AM 1
Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011
WTF This is so wrong I dont know where to start. It should be simple. As a consumer I have the money I.could buy whatever I want. This is so f***k up
posted on Jun 19, 2012, 11:24 PM 14
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Umm, wow! I think we can all agree that this is wrong. Not having a presence within Iran is one thing, but not selling to someone from Iran while in the U.S. just seems to be a bad idea no matter what. The rep should have just saved Apple the bad PR and pretended he didn't hear a thing. No one would have known.
posted on Jun 19, 2012, 11:33 PM 12
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Please tell me you don't think this is actually Apple's policy.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 1:21 AM 3
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I honestly have no idea if this is their policy, but I'm not blaming Apple for this. I'm saying this could have been avoided if the rep hadn't discriminated against a POSSIBLE American citizen just because they speak Farsi. I was basically saying what biophone said in post #9. Am I NEVER allowed to NOT think Apple is evil because I also like Android?
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 2:10 AM 4
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according to apples website it is there policy. no were does it say " exception to rule if iran person is in america its ok." I dont agree with either but what stops people from iran coming here buying them all then bringin them there. we might as well just ship it there for them. thats what embargo means
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 3:43 PM 0
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Ok first this was not apple but a racist employee using a legit policy as an excuse to not sell to a customer he/she didn't like. Second the policy that the consumerist is asking apple to change is actual US law the stupid racist associate just twisted the wording to benefit the argument.
posted on Jun 19, 2012, 11:37 PM 25
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Do you know this person directly? If you don't, then you don't know if they are "racist" or not. Just like when people jumped to conclusions about whether Gates was arrested over "racism" or not. How about we let the whole story come about before jumping to conclusions.
posted on Jun 23, 2012, 12:26 PM 0
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I bet she will be getting an Android now...
posted on Jun 19, 2012, 11:37 PM 21
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Yeah for sure, that green robot is not racist nor terrorist, he wants to be a friend for everyone. That's why millions of people love him. This is another bad image for apple. It should be reasonable some times. Their policy should be applied to their supplier or distributor that directly selling their products to those countries mentioned. I'm sure if they have employees of Iranian origin, they will feel embarrassed how bad apple is.
posted on Jun 19, 2012, 11:58 PM 11
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this is more just a stupid employee than a fault in policy… i mean, if he cant see the difference between apples policy of not selling products to US-embargoed countries and people in the united states who have a heritage from said countries, than there is a serious problem… something just seems off when the policy says to foreign countries, yet we are in the USA…
posted on Jun 19, 2012, 11:41 PM 11
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Perfect Product Idea! Have employees use the new iRacial, a revolutionary racial profiling app, that allows you to categorize people by accent, skin shade! The you can check to make sure they're okay to buy an iPhone, otherwise you can point them in the nearest Walmart where they can pick up a prepaid Android Phone. The fun doesn't stop with new feature in iOS version six! Now you can use passbook to give them instant tickets back to cuba, Iran etc. And don't forget the new iSiren that sounds when your camera detects a non-African American or Caucasian within a yard of Apple stores which immediately shews them away!
posted on Jun 19, 2012, 11:47 PM 16
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bro that was so funny, you get like 4 high fives man! good going!!! retard.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 2:14 AM 1
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