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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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Official iPad Release in Saudi Arabia and UAE

iStyle (authorized retailer by ABM) has announced that they will begin officially selling the iPad in the United Arab Emirates today Friday January 28th 2011. iStyle announced it on their twitter account: We are glad to announce the official launch of iPad in the UAE this coming Friday. Macworld Middle East has published the prices for the iPad in the ...

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[UPDATED] FaceTime does not work on iPod touch units sold by Arab Computers/ABM

IMPORTANT UPDATE Oct 18: The model numbers listed in this post (MC544FD, MC540FD and MC547FD) are for iPod touch units sold in Switzerland. According to an update by iramadah, the advanced unit that Arab Computers and Arab Business Machine got is a Switzerland model and the real units for Saudi Arabia carry the following model numbers: MC547AB, MC540AB and MC544AB. ...

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You Scratched My Mac!

Personally I I have issues with people holding or even touching my Apple gadgets including my iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac. The other day I got this email from a Mac user in Dubai, UAE who faced the wall of Apple resellers’ bureaucracy , I can relate to her frustration. What these resellers can’t fathom is that Mac users are ...

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Apple launches official Saudi Arabia site

Apple launched the official Saudi Arabia site at apple.com/sa, Apple also released a “Where to Buy in Saudi Arabia” page apple.com/sa/buy which includes links to Mobily and Arab Business Machine (ABM). When the iPhone 3G was launched in Saudi Arabia last year the only Saudi page on Apple’s site was the iPhone page apple.com/sa/iphone. The UAE where to buy page ...

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Why you should not buy an iPhone from Jarir and others

The iPhone 3GS has launched in Saudi Arabia last November by Mobily but that did not stop gray market iPhones from being sold in the market and at a higher price from the official iPhone distributor. I have noticed that Jarir Bookstore (honestly, where are the books?) have started selling the iPhone 3GS in Saudi Arabia. The iPhone 3GS 16GB ...

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The Truth about Apple in the Middle East

Disclaimer: This article has been originally Posted on MyMac back in 2/2/2007 (Some information might be out of date). This article may piss-off a lot of people, and it may generate a lot of hate mail. Send it to my email (look at the about page). But before things get messy, let me give you a quick background about myself. ...

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AppleCare is not covered in Saudi Arabia, UAE according to Apple terms

I have been curious about Apple’s AppleCare. It is Apple’s support solution that extends the complimentary coverage on your Mac to three years from the computer’s purchase date. But looking at AppleCare Protection Plan Terms and Conditions, under Europe, Middle East and Africa. I found this PDF file with the following: This Plan is offered and valid only in Austria, ...

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A satisfied Mac user in Saudi Arabia after 3 years of frustration

We reported earlier this week that Arab Computers (Apple’s Authorized Distributor in Saudi Arabia) will finally replace Talal Bakry’s damaged MacBook Pro after 3 years of frustration. Talal has contacted us and told us that he finally got his replacement unibody MacBook Pro. Tala’s email: “I’m typing this on a brand new 2.4GHz Unibody MacBook Pro. I had my old ...

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Arab Computers finally replaces MacBook Pro 3 years later

Do you remember the story titled “Apple in Saudi Arabia: 2 years of frustration” which was about Talal Bakry’s experience with Arab Computers in Saudi Arabia that we shared here last year? The story had a good conclusion a few months later where Apple Inc has promised him a new replacement MacBook Pro (before the unibody macbooks were released) whenever ...

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