Argentina blocks sales of Apple iPhone, RIM BlackBerry to bolster home economy

“The Argentinians won’t be able to buy iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones from now on, or at least until the Argentinian economy is back on its feet again,” reports.

“The Argentinian Government made a surprising decision these days and blocked the sales of the iPhone and BlackBerry devices,” reports. “The Argentinian Government have took some measures to reduce the inflation level andВ strengthen the Pesos / US dollar currency parity. One of them was to block the sales of certain electronics temporar[ily], among them iPhone and BlackBerry phones.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Protectionism.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. I am fron Argentina. This is old news. The govt is forcing phone makers to build “plants” to manufacture phones in our country, or compensate with products made here. As example Porsche is being balanced with wine… An iphone here, with a u$s 45 month used to cost 450 dollars. Now they are around 1000… Not for everybody. But in fact everything here costs between 60 to 100% higher than in US, we seem to be rich people!

  2. Is that really any different to the us policy on agriculture. You really should find out more about the protectionist policies of your own government before critising others. Cotton, beef and dairy products too name a few are all subject to quotas and tarrifs to protect American farmers. This harms farmers in other countries.

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