Situatia nefericita din Crimeea a determinat compania Apple sa-si incheie activitatea in acea regiune. Toti dezvoltatorii situati in peninsula sunt indemnati sa se opreasca din a folosi orice soft produs de Apple si sa distruga toate materialele legate de acestea. Mai mult decat atat, conform scrisorii pe care Apple le-a trimis-o developerilor cu conturi in Crimeea, sistarea este fara preaviz. Mai exact, aceasta suna asa:
This letter Serves as Notice of termination of the Registered Apple Developer Agreement (the “Agreement RAD”) Between you and Apple, Effective immediately.
Apple May terminate your Status as Registered Apple Developer A at Any time at ITS Sole Discretion Under the RAD Agreement. The new sanctions on the Crimea Region announced by the US Government on December 19, 2014 and announced by the European Commission on December 18, 2014 prohibit the continuation of the RAD Agreement between you and Apple. For more information, please review Executive Order 13685 and the European Commission Notice.
We Would like to remind you of your Obligations with regard to software and All Other Confidential information you That Obtained from Apple as A Registered Apple Developer. You must promptly Cease All use of and destroy such materials and Comply with All the Other Obligations set forth termination in the RAD Agreement.
Aparent, motivul este legat de sanctiunile pe care Statele Unite le aplica Rusiei.