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iPhone and iPad sale refused to Iranian speaking customer

Under: Apple iPhone
By:James | June 20th, 2012

It appears if you speak a foreign language when in an Apple store there is a possibility that depending on what language you speak, especially if you speak Farsi, as word is an Apple store in Georgia refused to sell an iPhone and Apple iPad to a 19-year old woman from Alpharetta when she and her uncle spoke Farsi.

According to the guys over at 9to5 Mac by way of WSBTV, US citizen Sahar Sabet along with her uncle recently visited an Apple store in North Pointe Mall in order to purchase an iPhone and Apple iPad, and whilst there they spoke in Farsi, an Iranian language, and apparently when an Apple employee overheard, he inquired what language it was.

Apparently Sabet answered the employee, to which he responded “I just can’t sell this to you. Our countries have bad relations.”

It appears this isn’t the first time this has happened at an Apple store, as apparently another Apple customer, Jack Jafarzadeh experienced the same kind of treatment when he accompanied a friend to purchase an iPhone at the Apple store in the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta.

Jafarzadeh told WSBTV, “We never talked about him going back to Iran or anything like that. He was just speaking full-fledged Farsi and the representative came back and denied our sale. I would say if you’re trying to buy an iPhone, don’t tell them anything about Iran. That would be your best bet.”

Apparently Sabet, along with WSBTV’s Amy Napier Viteri, returned to the Apple store on Monday, and captured the same Apple employee describing Apple’s policy that prohibits the sale of Apple gear to Iranians on video, whilst the manager showed them the policy that states the sale, supply or exportation of Apple products to Iran is forbidden with permission form the US government.

We have embedded a video of the WSBTV report below for those that would like to check it out, but it would appear if you speak Iranian, and want an iPhone or Apple iPad, speak English when going to purchase the device.

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  • Sam

    I am done with Apple :) will no longer support them unless Tim Cook himself apologises!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Hart/1748937880 Michael Hart

    When in Rome…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Smith/100003977049975 Peter Smith

    As a Former Apple Employee, I know better than anyone else that Apple was over run by Jews long ago and it has since been rotten from the inside. They have no technology of their own for anyone to steal; it is all developed in Asia. They are all highschool and college dropouts and they only occasionally hire engineers to steal their ideas, take credit for their ideas and throw them out after humiliating and destroying their reputation. I know because I am a victim, and Persian.
     Apple does not produce anything. It is all very poorly clobbered together products from Samsung, LG, Intel, Ubec etc. And ‘their’ Operating System software is Free Open Source BSD with cute bubbly graphics added to it and a “Apple Mac OS X” label on it. Boycott all products peddled by these racist jewish stupid illiterates. I was in their store as a “customer” once, saw my software being demonstrated and they treated me with absolute contempt not knowing who I was. By the way “farsi” is not an english word. It’s called Persian. The underlying problem is these stupid Judeo-Christian laws that are ruining america and dont make any sense. See the drduke channel on Youtube to get a better idea of what is really going on here…and don’t bother accessing the real news from PressTV from Starbuck’s coffee shops
    –This message was sent from my Android–

    • Tkhnkl1

      “ I know because I am a victim, and Persian…”
      And “anti-Semitic”, you forgot “anti-Semitic”…

    • anonymous

      see above. stop talking. 

    • anonymous

      oh and BTW, I am Persian and not Jewish and have NO IDEA what you are ranting about. 

  • anonymous

    Peter Smith you are just as much of an idiot as the ignorant people who are doing this in Georgia. I hope you get refused an iPhone so you learn a lesson. You must be from the South too.

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