Apple becomes latest company to ban sales and limit services in Russia

shop front of re:store - an official seller of Apple products in Russia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Apple has stopped all sales of its products in Russia and removed Russian-run media platforms from the App Store. The action comes after the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Fedorov Mykhailo, wrote a letter to Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, asking for its support to protect Ukraine from authoritarian aggression.

So far, Both Russia Today and Sputnik have been removed from the App Store and Apple Pay, and other such services have been restricted. Apple has also disabled the traffic and live incidents feature on Apple Maps in Ukraine “as a safety and precautionary measure for Ukrainian citizens.”

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.