Apple Store Refuses Selling iPad To Student For Speaking Farsi (video)
A 19-year-old woman in Alpharetta, Ga., claims that her local Apple store refused to sell her anything after she was heard speaking Farsi with her uncle while she was trying to buy an iPhone and iPad.
“When we said ‘Farsi, I’m from Iran,’ he said, ‘I just can’t sell this to you. Our countries have bad relations,’” Sahar Sabet told WSB-TV.
According to the report, the Apple store employee cited the company’s official policy, which prohibits the sale of their products to countries with which trade is prohibited by U.S. embargo.
Apparently this is not an isolated case. Zach Jafarzadeh of Virginia told WSB-TV he experienced similar treatment when he was trying to help a friend from Iran buy an iPhone.