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Saudi iTunes Store Now Selling Movies and Music

Apple has started offering movies and music for sale in the Saudi Arabia iTunes Store. Starting with music (and gift cards) last week and movies today. You can buy movies from Disney, Pixar, Columbia and some Arabic movies as well. Movies are currently sold for between 19.99 and 49.99 SR. Some movies are available for rent for 9.99 SR. You ...

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Mobily Begins Selling iPhone 5 Online, Announces Prices

Mobily has started taking orders for the iPhone 5 using Souq.com e-commerce site. They also announced the contract-free iPhone 5 prices. The phone will be available in Saudi Arabia next Thursday. Here are the prices: • iPhone 5 16GB 2799 SR • iPhone 5 32GB 3199 SR • iPhone 5 64GB 3649 SR Compared to the original prices of the ...

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Zain Saudi Begins Taking iPhone 5 Pre-Orders

Zain Saudi Arabia has started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 scheduled for release next Thursday December 13th. Zain’s 4G LTE network is the only network that currently supports the iPhone 5. To begin the pre-order process visit Zain’s website. Zain also launched the iPhone 5 website. As with all Saudi-issued iPhones, FaceTime will be disabled. You can find the ...

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iPhone 5 Saudi Launch Date Moved to December 13th

STC, Mobily and Zain all has announced via Twitter that they have moved the iPhone 5 launch date in Saudi Arabia from December 14th to Tuesday the 13th of the month. The iPhone 5 will most likely be the A1429 model and currently only supports Zain’s 4G LTE network. FaceTime is expected to be disabled on these iPhones as well. ...

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STC Starts Taking iPhone 5 Pre-Orders

STC has started taking pre-orders for the upcoming iPhone 5 that will be released in Saudi Arabia on Friday December 14th. If you’re interested in an iPhone 5 from STC then register this form. You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled. Follow SaudiMac updates on App.net, Twitter and Facebook. Remember to visit We Want Apple Saudi ...

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iOS 6.1 beta 3 Enables Zain 4G LTE on iPad mini and iPad 4

Apple released iOS 6.1 beta 3 to developers today. The update enabled 4G LTE on iPad minis and 4th gen iPads on Zain’s 4G network. Zain’s 4G LTE band (band 3 or 1800Mhz) is supported on most global iPad 4 (model A1460) and iPad mini (model A1455) units as well as iPhone 5 (model A1429). Attached is a screenshot of ...

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iPhone 5 to be Launched in the Middle East this Month

Apple has announced that the iPhone 5 will officially launch in a significant number of countries on Friday December 14th. Including the following Middle Eastern countries: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Qatar. Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and others will get it Friday December 21st. As far as we know only Zain Saudi Arabia will support 4G LTE ...

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Free iOS and Android Development Course in Riyadh

STC and Badir program for technology incubators has announced a number of free development courses in the following topics: iOS Development Android Development Unity 3D Engine Development The courses are available for men and women. Each course is 2 weeks and available for 3 months. Courses will be held in Riyadh. Details from STC’s website: The STC Developer training initiative ...

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iPhone 5 (and iPad 4, iPad mini) Will Support Zain 4G LTE in Saudi Arabia

With the most recent beta for iOS 6.1 Apple has enabled 4G LTE in the iPhone 5 for more carriers including Zain Saudi and UAE’s Du. After installing iOS 6.1 beta 2 Enable LTE will appear in Settings General Cellular if you’re using a SIM card with a supported 4G LTE network (Zain uses 1800Mhz). I managed to test Zain ...

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STC Ends iPhone 5 Registration After Violating Apple Marketing Guidelines

Update: A source confirms that STC was ordered to remove the registration page by Apple. As STC has “violated Apple’s marketing guidelines”. Hours after opening a registration page for the iPhone 5, STC has decided to abruptly end the registration and remove the form from their website. We will keep you up to date whenever the page returns. You can ...

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