Apple pulled out of Russia in March, but Russians can still buy the new iPhone 14 — here's how

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"Why not? If consumers want to purchase these phones, yes. There will be such an opportunity," trade and industry minister Denis Manturov said on September 8, as reported by RIA Novosti, a state-owned media outlet. Manturov was responding to a question about whether the new iPhone would be imported into Russia under a parallel imports program.

Even though Apple halted sales of its products in Russia in March, some retailers in the country are still selling down remaining stock, per Reuters. Some have also managed to get their hands on newer models through the parallel imports program.

On Thursday, Russian mobile network MTS started taking preorders for the newly launched iPhone 14 on its website. Prices start from 84,990 rubles ($1,382.) The telco said it could take up to 120 days to deliver the device.

Apple did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment that was sent outside regular business hours.

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