Apple iPhone 5 a Hit in Iran? U.S. Nixes Tech Sanctions

iPhone 5 a Hit in Iran? U.S. Nixes Tech Sanctions(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Will Apple’s iPhone become a hit in Iran, a country that often finds itself at odds with the U.S. and western allies?

Such an idea could be possible as the United States recently moved to ease restrictions on the shipment of mobile devices to the country.

According to a BBC report on Thursday, the measure was made by the U.S. Treasury to battle Iran’s attempts to “silence its people.”

“The people of Iran should be able to communicate and access information without being subject to reprisals by their government. To help facilitate the free flow of information in Iran and with Iranians, The U.S. Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the U.S. Department of State, is issuing a General License today authorizing the exportation to Iran of certain services, software, and hardware incident to personal communications.  This license allows U.S. persons to provide the Iranian people with safer, more sophisticated personal communications equipment to communicate with each other and with the outside world,” explained the U.S. Treasury via a press release.

Meanwhile, the BBC pointed out that it would be the first time Apple’s iPhone could be shipped to the country legally.