Argentina Blocks iPhone Sales in Order to Fight Inflation

Yes, you read that title right! According to

The Argentinian Government have took some measures to reduce the inflation level and strengthen the Pesos / US dollar currency parity. One of them was to block the sales of certain electronics temporary, among them iPhone and BlackBerry phones.

In order to continue to sell iPhone smartphones, Apple and BlackBerry must build plants in Argentina, a move that companies like Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and LG already made.

If you get passed the bad English of this quote, you’ll still get the message. Apparently, this has been going on for over a year.