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Apple Unblocks App Store for Iranians Again

Iran is estimated to have at least 5 million iOS handset users.Iran is estimated to have at least 5 million iOS handset users.

While local and foreign media reported that Iranian iPhone users’ access to Apple’s App Store services has been blocked by the California-based firm on Thursday, Tehran’s residents reported getting access to the services again on Friday.
This is not the first time Iranian Apple enthusiasts find themselves unable to access such services and such developments have become a regular headache for iPhone users in the country.
On Thursday, users who tried to visit the App Store in Iran received a message reading, “The App Store is unavailable in the country or region you’re in.”
This was not the first time Apple blocked any traffic coming from inside Iran to access the App Store. However, it’s still not clear what prompted the move.


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