iPhone faces potential ban in Iran - CNET

plutus91503.jpgThe iPhone could be barred from sales in Iran. CNET

iPhones could be persona non grata in Iran unless Apple takes measures to comply with the country's anti-smuggling requirements.

The Iranian government has kicked off a new project to ban potentially smuggled mobile phones, The Japan Times said on Tuesday, citing a report from Iran's Tasnim News Agency. Scheduled to start this week, the plan will require all mobile phones to be registered with the country's telecommunications user database. Those that fail to register will be banned and unable to be used.

"If Apple will not register an official representative in Iran within the next few days, all iPhones will be collected from the market,"

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