Woman Turned Away from Apple store for Speaking Farsi
An Alpharetta woman and her uncle weren't allowed to purchase an iPad from the Apple Store at North Point Mall because they were speaking Farsi.
Sahar Sabet, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen and a student at the University of Georgia, said she was trying to purchase an iPad as a gift for her cousin in Iran. After overhearing Sabet and her uncle speaking Farsi, a store employee refused to sell them them the iPad.
Apple says it is following a U.S. policy that prohibits products from being exported to Iran.
A customer relations employee from Apple has since apologized, and told Sabet she could purchase the iPad online, according to wsbtv.com.