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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Apple Unwelcome in Russia

Apple Unwelcome in Russia

Apple Unwelcome in Russia

Added: Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extrattorrent.com, 2013
Apparently, Apple’s efforts to get into Russian cellphone market have met another brick wall. The company has been trying to sell its products in Russia for many years now, but has always been met with disinterest. The main reason is that it refuses to reduce the price and the Russians aren’t willing to waste several months salary on a device which would be obsolete in a year.


Today Vimpelcom, one of the country’s top mobile operators, has announced that it will no longer sell iPhone to its subscribers. The decision follows similar action by other mobile operators in the country. Vimpelcom has ended its negotiations with Apple over iPhone sales in July because the American giant wouldn’t soften its contract terms. The reports of the decision have appeared in local newspapers. Media reports also remind that Russian operators MTS and Megafon have halted iPhone sales as well.

Representatives for MTS confirmed that their contract to sell iPhones expired in September 2012, and they didn’t purchase the iPhone 5. However, the company sold older iPhone models and the iPad, because the latter is considered to have a huge potential for such products in Russia. As for Megafon, it hasn’t sold Apple’s iPhone for the last 4 years.

Of course, people in Russia can still buy iPhone through Apple’s own resellers and other mobile phone retailers. The device is seen quite popular among creative people and businessmen.

July 24th,2013

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Date:  Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Comments (22) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-07-24 20:45:09)
G3mbl0r avatarooh my gOshhh, im not the only one who thinks apple charges to much for their products, rofl

posted by (2013-07-24 20:59:14)
edddy avatarI personally don't need a iPhone, but russia should let the consumer decide.

posted by (2013-07-24 22:07:59)
ao1jmm avatarI don't need a iphone, I want an iphone.

posted by (2013-07-25 00:50:07)
cobracoder avatarboycott the USA products... apple go back america

posted by (2013-07-25 01:43:17)
No avatarlolapple will forever be known as the company that tried to patent the rectangle.

posted by (2013-07-25 01:58:50)
No avatarOmfg, they got that patent, man... "only in america", I suppose we needed someone to royally fook things up in the modern age so the rest of us can learn from it.

posted by (2013-07-25 06:28:18)
blade70 avatarFor your information... the Samsung Galaxy S4 16 Gb is sold at $24000 Russian Rubles ($559 Euros, $740 US Dollars), and 64 Gb version is sold at $39500 Ruble ($897.93 Euro, $1185.71 US Dollars) the iPhone 5 64 Gb (the model that Apple sells more in Russia) is $37000 Russian Rubles ($ 863.59 Euros, $1139.53 US Dollars). The Samsung Galaxy S4 64 Gb is actually more expensive in Russia than the iPhone 5 64 Gb. Both are sold without subsidy, and thousands of them are sold in Russia. Where is the problem then?... Apple wouldn't cave in with Russian mobile operators to lower the price their devices are sold to them as Samsung does for yearly periods. In the end, the Samsung S4 is more expensive in Russia than the iPhone 5 of the same storage capability, and the mobile operator gets more money from it. Then again, the iPad Mini are sold out in Russia and stores have problems in getting enough of them... at $13900 Rubles ($324.19 Euro, $428.20 US Dollars) at the Apple Store.

posted by (2013-07-25 06:35:48)
guswang avatarEven a dumb person knows that an Iphone does less and costs more.

posted by (2013-07-25 08:28:08)
chains_in_uk avatarExactly does less and costs more dosent even have NFC.

posted by (2013-07-25 10:36:36)
ic0nbat avatarAs a supporter of Apple and a convert from the ironic global acceptance of Microsoft and it's late attention to advancements in technologies that actually benefit the consumer - I think that it's not Apples fault Russia's economy creates a living wage that it would take months to afford a cell-phone.

posted by (2013-07-25 19:36:36)
No avatarapple..con artists

posted by (2013-07-26 02:25:49)
Tonybigguns avatarNot to bash the Apple lovers but where I live in the states only young girls (12-16) are the only ones that have iPhones. They are a bit girly looking and if you like to be told what to do with your items then stick with apple products. Again if you love apple products keep on loving. I for one I am anti "I" products. I'm even pissed off that my Droid has an "I" in it. Go on Russia you tell them. It's nice to have someone looking out for the little guy.


P.S. let the hating begin...

posted by (2013-07-26 15:55:45)
No avatar@Blade70
For your information...the Samsung Galaxy S4 has way better specs than the iPhone 5. Just go and take a look at it. See the reason why Galaxy S4 is more expensive and more worth buying?

posted by (2013-07-26 18:44:53)
No avatarthanks

posted by (2013-07-27 11:56:36)
Big_Brother avatarhave you heard about samsung galaxy S4 Zoom?

posted by Turtle (2013-07-27 18:10:44)
No avatarA big Salute to all of Russia, say no to the Apple's I. Can i play Black Ops 2 at 200FPS on an iPhone, no. Can i download the latest BluRay 4K rips from ET with it....NO. So what is it good for?
Phone calls, text's, stupid flash games for kids, oh and slowly trickling money unnoticed from your wallet for half arsed apps which you don't really need, you are just being suckered by the biggest Techno Con/Hype.
I was driving down the M1 earlier today and saw a whole field of Apple i-Lovers, munching on the green green grass of home.

posted by (2013-07-27 22:59:09)
Drunken_Driver avatarlol the Russian's are smart. I wouldn't waste my money on an Apple product also

posted by (2013-07-28 03:13:06)
KingRaaz avatarIphone gonna cost you more than the satisfaction of usage you gonna get from it.
Just like blackberry and other phones from same concept, if your a businessman then you gonna take benefits of your phone every day particularly during purchasing trip.
This implies you are making a turnover of 1/4 of your phone price every month by it.
While normal persons buying this just for normal usage...using 23-30 percent of its usage?

posted by ET lover (2013-07-28 14:48:12)
fullspeed avatarFinally the world is waking up to great apple con. Why pay for a device that costs so much and does so little. Personally Apple doesn't even invent new ideas they just steal ideas from other companies relable them and put in a nice fancy patented case and then make more patents on how they invented something new when it has already been invented.Hell Samsung makes a lot of the parts that go in the iphone and ipads! Apple sucks!

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2013-07-28 20:34:16)
fusseltier avatarapple is garbage from a garbage company.
at least the russians are smarter than the rest and don't want their crap.

posted by (2013-07-29 03:44:17)
No avatarthanks

posted by (2013-07-29 20:35:41)
No avatarHeh Heh, all the fandroids on here with their anti Apple comments.
I bet you're all typing away on the nasty keyboard on your $300 laptops from wall mart! Ha!
Get a better job and you'll be able to buy better stuff... from Apple x

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