As we said before, the iPhone 4 sold from Apple UK is officially unlocked (SIM-free).
If you were not willing to wait for Mobily’s official iPhone 4 release in Saudi Arabia (or STC if you believe the rumors) then you can just buy it from the Apple UK online store and ship using Aramex.
If you have an Aramex account then you probably have 2 addresses already: a US and UK address. To check your UK address go to Aramex’s website, login then visit the Shop & Ship site then choose View My Mailbox Address .
If you didn’t find a UK address then contact your local Aramex office.
Go to the UK Apple Online Store, choose the iPhone then decide on which iPhone 4 model do you want. Please note the limit: 2 per customer.
Choose any accessories you would like to purchase then click Add to Basket.
Here you can continue shopping or Checkout to proceed.
Here you can either create a new Apple ID or use an existing Apple ID.
Fill the billing information with the Aramex details. The main address line is too short so you need to replace “Road” with “Rd” to save space. Double check your Aramex information and put a check on Shipping address same as billing address.
This is an automated Address Verification page, make sure to ignore it and press on “click here to proceed using the address you entered” in the bottom of the page.
Enter payment information: Credit card, etc. Double check everything then place your order. From @AhmadAlYahya: They refused my Samba CC, then just registered in Saudi apple store and get two 0.99$ apps , buy again and works fine with same CC.
Best of luck with your purchase.
Thanks for the tips, Aboflan (Arabic link).
Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition.