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STC Begins iPhone 5 Registration

The Saudi Telecom Company has started taking “registrations” for the upcoming iPhone 5 release in Saudi Arabia. To register simply fill the form on STC’s website. [Thanks Abdulrhman.] You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled. Follow SaudiMac updates on App.net, Twitter and Facebook.

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Hijri Calendar for 1434 A.H. on the iPhone, iPad and Mac

Even though Mac OS X supports Hijri calendar that option is missing from iOS. Work arounds include using a dedicated Hijri calendar app or add daily events to the regular calendar. Badr has once again created iCal files to add the 1434 Hijri Calendar. To install simply follow this link then click view. After that click “Open in Calendar”. Or ...

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Apple Changes Saudi and UAE App Store Currencies to Local Currency

Apple has changed the currency for the Saudi Arabia App Store from United States Dollars to Saudi Riyals. A few examples: a $0.99 app now costs SR 3.69 and a $19.99 now costs SR 74.99. The change happened with the UAE App Store and Dirhams. Other Arab countries still has US$ for their app prices. You can find the author ...

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Apple to Stream Today’s “iPad mini” Event

Today Apple will be holding a special event for unveil the rumored “iPad mini”. The event will be held at 8 pm local Saudi time. Apple will stream this event live on the company’s website and on Apple TVs running 5.0.2. You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled. Follow SaudiMac updates on App.net, Twitter and Facebook.

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The Apple iPhone 5

Last week Apple announced the “iPhone 5” as well as new iPod models. Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 started today in some countries and is expected to officially launch in Saudi Arabia in December. iPhone 5’s 4G LTE feature apparently will only work with Zain network, not STC nor Mobily.

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Apple Special Event on September 12 (iPhone 5, iOS 6)

Apple has sent invitations for an event on the 12th of September. The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Apple is expected to announce the next iPhone (iPhone 5) during that event. You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled. Please follow SaudiMac on Twitter and add SaudiMac ...

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WhatsApp Update Adds Encryption and More

WhatsApp Messenger, a popular messaging service for smartphones, was update for the iPhone yesterday. WhatsApp 2.8.3 brings encryption and improvements. encryption: your messages are now fully encrypted when traveling over Wi-Fi or mobile network! show push names in group chats for unknown numbers better message forwarding picker (show groups, recents, contacts) spinning indicator changed to gray clock to match other ...

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Apple Releases Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1

Apple has released the first OS X Mountain Lion update. It addresses many issues including Migration Assistant and iMessages. This update includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that: • Resolve an issue that may cause Migration Assistant to unexpectedly quit • Improve compatibility when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server ...

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Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion

Apple has released OS X Mountain Lion today in the Mac App Store. The OS is available for $19.99 but if you purchased a Mac after June 11th you can get it for free by visiting this page. [image credit: abc news.] You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled. Please follow SaudiMac on Twitter and add ...

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Sites to cover the Apple WWDC 2012

Today is the day where the Apple announce the new updates of it’s products and OS at the WWDC 2012. the event will start at 10 PST  ( 8 PM Saudi time) . If you are interested in following up with the event the following sites will do the live coverage of the event live. Macrumorslive Engadget Gizmodo Cnet AppAdvice MacObserver ...

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