According to The Japan Times sourcing Tasnim News Agency, Iranian officials asked Apple to please register an Apple Store in Iran, or respecfully, they will ban Apple products from sale in Iran.
“If Apple will not register an official representative in Iran within the next few days, all iPhones will be collected from the market”
-Director of Iranian anti-smuggling office.
Starting. Monday, Iran will be registering all mobile devices with their anti-smuggling operations.
“Collecting this huge number of iPhones will not be easy,” the head of the Tehran IT union told Tasnim News on Monday, also expressing concerns over the potential hacking of the telecommunications database.