Syria has banned the iPhone, reports say, as the government tries to control information getting out of the country.
In a statement apparently issued by the customs department of the Syrian finance ministry and seen by Lebanese and German media, the authorities "warn anyone against using the iPhone in Syria".
The order also apparently prohibits the import of iPhones.
The UN believes 4,000 people have been killed in Syria since March.
What doesn't make sense is this:
Other types of smartphones are apparently not affected by the ban.
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