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If you head to Apple’s Russian-language online store right now, you’ll find that it’s not up — and Apple’s providing the usual “We’re busy updating the Apple store” message. But Apple’s not adding new products or working behind the scenes. As first reported by Bloomberg, Apple has pulled its online store in Russia because the ruble has been severely devalued today after teetering on the brink of instability for weeks. The online Apple store only launched in Russia last year and the country has no physical Apple Stores. If you’re a hoarder in Russia, look past the traditional gold and greenbacks as stores of value — iPhones could provide a nice return.

Update 3:25 ET: The run on Apple products has started.

Bose next to Beats again

What a nice holiday gift for Bose: The company’s speakers and headphones are going back on Apple Store shelves says 9to5 Mac. Back in October, Bose products were pulled from Apple’s retail locations, about a week after Bose and Apple settled a lawsuit revolving around noise cancellation technology for the Beats product line Apple purchased earlier this year for $3 million. While Apple routinely rotates its third-party product stock, Bose had long been a staple in the stores. Now it sounds like the brand will be again, even as Apple itself sells a similar competing product in Beats.

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