When Tim Cook presents in a keynote all the countries where the new iPhone will be sold there are always some countries missing. Some because Cupertino has decided that it’s not time to expand to them and others because The United States has banned its sale there . This is the case of Iran , a country where American companies were forbidden to do business until recently.
The Obama administration reportedly lifted the ban on the sale of communication devices such as computers and smartphones in May to complement the strategy of having Iranian citizens report the state of their country on the web. According to The Wall Street Journal, since Cupertino could have begun talks with Iranian sellers to become something like Apple Resellers and be able to sell their products in the Asian country.
The strategy that Apple would follow would be the same one followed in Europe and Asia in the beginning , when there was no Apple Store in any country beyond the United States and the devices could only be purchased in Apple designated stores, that is, the commonly called Apple Resellers.
According to the same information from The Wall Street Journal, Iran is one of the countries in which Apple is not better positioned for its business, since of its current population of 77 million people, 42% are under 25 years old . Adding this data to the existence of a large middle class gives us a ground for the sales of Apple products almost perfect. The first movements are there, so it would not be strange to see Apple in the Asian country in the coming months.