Apple Store In Georgia Refuses To Sell iPad, iPhone To Farsi-Speaking Customer, Citing Company Policy
That was the headline for this story:
This topic might fit in with great debates, but it’s really fairly petty, so I put it in the Pit.
The article goes on to point out that it would be unlikely for the store to prohibit a Spanish speaking person from purchasing an IPad because the person might be Cuban.
So how is the store supposed to know? Should they be getting a signed statement from each purchaser that they won’t be transfering the technology to a prohibited country?
How come its only Apple products (and a few others) and not everything?
It seems to me that avoiding the embargo is simplicity itself - just pay a straw buyer. It’s done every day for firearms.
It makes sense to end silly embargos.