Spreading democracy, one iPad at a time

  • by: Joshua Keating , Slate
  • Updated: August 29, 2013 - 8:05 PM

Apple may like to tout its global customer base in those gauzy TV commercials, but not every country has access to the company’s gleaming miracle machines. Until recently, Apple products, along with a wide array of communications technologies, were subject to U.S. sanctions and could not be sold, or even brought into, Iran.

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