Tag Archive: Russia


As the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War continues to unfold, Russian officials have proposed that Apple hand the government access to its entire source code, just to make sure there aren’t any spying bugs… Read more ›

Last month, users in Australia woke up to find that their iOS devices had been locked by an “Oleg Pliss,” and that they needed to pay a ransom if it was to be unlocked. While a few people thought iCloud… Read more ›

Apple Has Its Eye On Mother Russia

14167341_news_bigpicDuring Apple’s last earnings call, Tim Cook said that “our activations in Russia set a record last quarter as the highest-ever quarter.†Like China and other countries where the normal methods of selling phones are different than here in the states, Russia is full of growth potential for Apple. A new report from TechCrunch claims […]

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The Apple Online Store Opens In Russia

Apple-RussiaThe Apple online store has expanded its presence in Europe by opening up in Russia for the first time. Apple products were previously available only through third-party resellers, but those in Moscow and Saint Petersburg can now buy iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more directly from Apple. Apple has reportedly been unhappy with Russia’s third-party distribution networks, and [...]

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Apple Tries To Sneak iWatch Trademark Through Russia

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When the iWatch comes, could it be called the iÑмотреть instead? Perhaps not, but a new report suggests that Apple has already registered a trademark for iWatch within Russia.

The claim is being reported by Izvestia.ru, who say that Apple has filed for ownership of the iWatch name in Russia under the 9th and 14th classes for the International Classification of Goods and Services.

There’s no independent verification of this report,  [Read More...]

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If you happen to wander the courtyard of St. Petersburg’s National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (quite the mouthful), you will now find a giant iPhone. The monument stands about as tall as a fully grown man, and a huge screen displays photos, videos and text about Steve Jobs, the late Apple co-founder.

The monument was just unveiled to the public after the Progress IT Fund held a competition last year  [Read More...]

December looks set to be a good month for Apple fans in Russia. Just over a week after the Cupertino company rolled out the iTunes Store there, a local Apple Premium Reseller, re:Store, has announced that the iPad mini will be launching on December 14, the same day Russia will get the iPhone 5. That’s a week earlier than local media have been reporting, but an official date is yet to be confirmed  [Read More...]

Apple has flipped the switch on the iTunes Store in a grand total of 56 new countries around the world, including key emerging markets like India. Russia, a country where Apple is expected to hold a small celebration event, also now has access to iTunes music and movies.

The iTunes Store is now available in 119 countries in dozens of currencies. Here’s the full press release from Apple:

MOSCOW—December 4, 2012—Apple® today announced  [Read More...]

Apple still has a lot of growing to do in Russia, but the good news is that the iTunes Store may finally be launching there in the coming months. The iTunes Store has not made its way to Russia after all these years mainly due to the country’s pervasive culture of copyright infringement. As part of the company’s continued rollout to new international markets, Apple is reportedly in talks with the Russian  [Read More...]

Russia To Get First Ever Apple Store In 2013 [Report]

In Russia, the only place to buy Apple products are third-party knock-off Apple Stores like this one.

It’s hard to believe, given how many Apple Stores are constantly opening their doors, but Apple’s only got official retail presence in 13 countries. That’s nothing: a mere 6% of the world. Chances are, then, that unless you live in America or Western Europe, you don’t have easy access to an Apple Store.

Luckily, that’s  [Read More...]