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A look into Apple’s middle east site

Last topic was about the brand new Arabic localization of Mac OS X Tiger! While checking the rest of the website for the “Official” Apple distributor in the Middle East, here are my comments about it:

  • The site is a copy and paste of the template of the old Apple.com site, needs a lot of improvements. And there is a missing tab that doesn’t take you anywhere.
  • Outdated Quicktime page with version 6.5 (current is version 7) and 3 year old movie trailers. And notice the 3rd generation iPod!
  • Homepage mentions the 3rd generation iPod nano and other new iPods. The iPod/iTunes page mentions the last generations. Notice the unavailable images. Clicking the older nano pictures takes you to the new nano pages.
  • Apple TV being sold here but no iTunes store at all (not even a music store). And the link to the so-called “Terms of Sales” is dead.
  • The Mac for Education page doesn’t have any real information, it just copies Apple’s site and provide no information for any Middle East based education!
  • Mac OS X page is still in Tiger mode no information about Leopard.

About Khaled A.


  1. You’re right, but a question then is how much control do they have over their own site…

  2. A quick WHOIS check reveals the owners of the site:

    domain: appleme.ae
    descr: –
    descr: P.O.Box 55563
    descr: Dubai
    descr: United Arab Emirates
    admin-c: II26-UAENIC
    tech-c: II26-UAENIC
    zone-c: II26-UAENIC
    nserver: dxbans1.ecompany.ae dxbans2.ecompany.ae auhans1.ecompany.ae
    changed: hostmaster@nic.ae 20060705
    source: UAENIC

    person: Iyad Issa
    address: Dubai
    address: P.O.Box37465
    address: United Arab Emirates
    phone: +971 2 233438
    fax-no: +971 2 227670
    e-mail: waddah@appleme.ae
    nic-hdl: II26-UAENIC
    changed: hostmaster@nic.ae 20060705
    source: UAENIC


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