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Apple Updates iMac with Thunderbolt, Quad Core and more

Apple today has updated the iMac line of desktop computers. The new computers feature Thunderbolt connectivity (10Gbps), more powerful quad core CPUs, better graphics by AMD and more. “Our customers love the iMac’s aluminum enclosure, gorgeous display and all-in-one design,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, Thunderbolt ...

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Arab Computers Announced iPad 2 Prices in Saudi Arabia

Arab Computers has announced on their website the prices of the iPad 2 in Saudi Arabia. Priority for those who pre-ordered the iPad 2 and stock is limited. iPad 2 units sold for Saudi Arabia does not have FaceTime enabled which can be confirmed by comparing Apple’s Saudi website with Apple’s South Africa page for example. iPad 2 prices from ...

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VIVA Launches iPhone 4 in Kuwait with FaceTime

VIVA, a telecommunication company in Kuwait that is affiliated with STC, has finally launched the iPhone 4 in Kuwait. With that VIVA has became Kuwait’s first official iPhone carrier. And according to the company’s website FaceTime does work: So you can Facetime with your loved ones and watch in detail every wink, tear or smile as it happens. There are ...

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iPad 2 in Saudi Arabia Next Week Without FaceTime

Arab Computers, Arab Business Machine‘s distributor, has announced that Apple’s iPad 2 will be available in Saudi Arabia “at the end of next week”, the first week of May. It is very strange that Saudi Arabia was not included in Apple’s press release announcing that announced the iPad 2 in UAE and several other countries. Apple continues to ignore Saudi ...

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iPad 2 in UAE, Turkey, Others this Friday. Where’s Saudi?

Apple has announced that the iPad 2 will be available in Japan tomorrow Thursday 28th of April and in the following 11 countries on Friday April 29: United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa and Israel. Saudi Arabia, the biggest IT market in the region, is absent from Apple’s press release. Apple continues ...

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Apple Q2 2011 Results: $5.99 Billion Profit, $24.67 Billion Revenue

Apple has announced the second quarter financial result of the year (Q2 2011) and it’s a second quarter record with the following: • $5.99 Billion Profit • $24.67 Billion Revenue • 4.69 million iPads sold • 9.02 million iPods sold (down 17% from last year’s quarter). • 18.65 million iPhones sold (up 113% from last year’s quarter). • 3.76 million ...

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17+ Apps Removed from Saudi and UAE App Stores [censorship]

I noticed recently that updates for some useful apps such as Atomic, iCab Mobile and Skyfire web browsers were not available for download. They only appear if I logged to the US iTunes App Store but when I switch to the Saudi store the apps disappear. Looking closer I noticed that these apps had the following rating: You must be ...

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New Apple iPad 2 Ad: We Believe

Apple released a new TV advertisement for the iPad 2. The ad is titled “We Believe”. Here is the advertisement: You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition. Please follow SaudiMac on Twitter and add SaudiMac on Facebook. Remember to visit We Want Apple Saudi Arabia petition and ...

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Saudi Arabia Tops Middle East iPad 2 Sales on eBay

eBay released a chart of iPad 2 auctions in the first 2 weeks of the availability of the device. Almost 12,000 iPad 2 units were sold in these 2 weeks. The chart shows how many units were shipped to each country, the following Middle East countries appeared on the list: • Saudi Arabia 165 units • United Arab Emirates 147 ...

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Important Notice Regarding iPad 2 3G with Verizon

We received a question regarding an iPad 2 3G being sold in the Saudi market but it’s intended for the US Verizon Wireless network. So we had to make sure everyone knows about it. The 3G in iPad 2 units intended for Verizon does not work in Saudi Arabia and many countries. Verizon uses CDMA technology which is incompatible with ...

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