The iPhone released in Argentina and was quickly met with steep Government Restrictions that prevent the sale of the device. Now the iPhone is not banned in Argentina in any way. Argentina has actually blocked the import of the iPhone because it does not meet their restrictions for devices that are built outside the country.
The government is trying to encourage consumers to purchase products that are created in the country rather than outside it. President Cristina Kirchner is advocating that the block could create more jobs which doesn’t make all that much sense to me.