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IowaCowboy
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Re: Export Business

The reason I suggest region locks is to enforce export control laws. There are countries where the iPhone is not sold and each country has its own regulations regarding mobile devices and the devices sold for that country are tailored to the country in which they are sold.

The main reason I suggested region locks is to crack down on the black market for stolen mobile devices and like the OP said that there is a huge issue with stolen mobile devices being sold overseas.
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openbox9
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said by IowaCowboy:

There are countries where the iPhone is not sold and each country has its own regulations regarding mobile devices and the devices sold for that country are tailored to the country in which they are sold.

Those aren't export issues. They're import and regulatory issues.