BİM, who plans to sell affordable iPhone 6 after President Erdogan calls boycotting US products aiming directly at the iPhone, announced that he stopped sales.
Unlike other tech giants, Apple is not looking to sell its products at retail stores or by franchisees. Local phone operators around the corner do not see much of Apple's eyes, but if a retail chain is trying to sell their products without getting permission from Apple, the company gets ahead of it. This is to protect the reputation by making it easier for Apple to determine its price policies only, in other words by preventing the sale of cheap products.
BİM, one of the largest retail chains in our country, announced that it will sell the affordable iPhone 6 before President Erdoğan calls a commercial boycott of US products aimed directly at the iPhone. We even told you about this development.
It was natural to think that the BİM canceled sales in accordance with the boycott call in this way. A claim made after this decision has brought to the agenda that it may be a completely different dimension of work. According to the BİM, the iPhone 6, which will be sold at an affordable price, was bought not by Apple but by its dealers in Dubai. So, as we mentioned earlier in the article, there was no direct Apple channel sales.
Republican correspondent Alican Uludağ has brought this claim on Twitter:
We have been informed by the BIM about the sale cancellation that there is no explanation as to why it was canceled. According to Uludağ's claim, Apple filed a lawsuit against BİM to sell and the case was raised by Apple. One of the biggest factors that cause this possibility is that the BIM does not have a statement about the cause
We will share it with you if it comes to a formal explanation from the Apple or BIM side of the issue