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  • Apple Curtails Dev Agreements in Crimea

    More blowback to report across the iOS ecosystem today in response to the ongoing beef between the U.S. and Russia with regard to Crimea.

    As a direct result of U.S. sanctions against Crimea, the now Russian-controlled part of Ukraine, U.S. companies are prohibited for conducting all sorts of business dealings with individuals or firms in this market. This even extends to iOS app developers in Crimea.

    "The U.S. sanctions mean that it's illegal for Apple to sell apps created by Crimean developers, so the company is stopping them from releasing any new software," B.I. reported Monday morning.

    "This letter Serves as Notice of termination of the Registered Apple Developer Agreement (the “Agreement RAD”) Between you and Apple, Effective immediately," begins the email that Apple sent to developers in the region over the weekend. Devs are even being shut out of Apple's developer portal.

    Unfortunately for Apple fans in this part of the world, it doesn't appear that much normalcy will return any time soon. Between Apple's complex relationship with Russian officials (which has impacted everything from App Store app pricing to product availability) and the latest sanctions against Crimea, this isn't a good time to be an iOS junkie in Russian-controlled territories.

    Source: Business Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Curtails Dev Agreements in Crimea started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Putin is pissed now. No Angry Birds in Crimea!
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      Putin is pissed now. No Angry Birds in Crimea!
      How will he pass the time in "Parliament"?