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Apple because of the sanctions stopped payments to Russian developers through Sberbank

Russian app developers for iOS and OS X can no longer get Apple affiliate payments to accounts at Sberbank. The Commission paid for the sale of games and applications suspended. An appropriate message Apple sent them on Saturday.

As explained in the Apple, the decision is connected with the sanctions taken against Russia by the European Commission and the US administration. In this regard, Apple can no longer transfer money partner “in some regions of Russia and in the Crimea.” Application developers proposed change payment details.

“You specified in iTunes Connect, the Bank came under the direct effect of restrictions. As a result, we are forced to suspend any payments as long as you do not specify a Bank account that is not subject to restrictions. To update your billing information, go to the Agreement, Tax, and Banking on iTunes Connect site,” – said in a statement.

The owner of the iOS application with the account in Sberbank confirmed that night he and a few independent developers of apps have received a letter from Apple. According to him, the developers have noticed a shortfall of money.

The Russian branch of the Apple was unable to immediately comment on the new restrictions on American companies.

In January of this year, Apple has blocked for users in Crimea access to the developer portal developer.apple.com. Thus, on the Peninsula no longer officially to develop games and applications for iPhone, iPad and Mac.

In June of this year, Sberbank has said it wants to partner with Apple on the work piece with electronic money. “Our goal as a Bank is to become their partners,” said senior Vice President, digital business development, Sberbank of Russia Viktor Orlovsky.

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