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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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STC selling the iPad, or are they?

SALE is a “closed Joint Stock Company founded to lead distribution services for Saudi Telecom Company (STC). Aiming to refine distribution of Al Jawal Services (Recharge, Electronic Recharge and SIM Cards) and gain from economies of scale, the consortium of Interkey, Zajoul, ATC (Salam), Vodatel, i2, Horizon Orbit, Nasco, Al Shaikh and Network Lines officially came to exist as a ...

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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Disclaimer: This article has been originally Posted on MyMac back in 2/2/2007 (Some information might be out of date).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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Snow Leopard in Saudi Arabia this week

Arab Computers has updated their homepage to announce that Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available in Saudi Arabia this week “only” at authorized retailers. No word about pricing. itechia, an independent Apple reseller will also have Snow Leopard this week. Prices start at 49SR, most likely for customers who bought a Mac after June 8th. Mac OS ...

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MacBook Pro prices in Saudi Arabia (update 4)

Make sure to check the Mac buying Guide in Saudi Arabia. The new line of MacBook Pro notebooks has arrived in Saudi Arabia. MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.26GHz: 5,690SR on Arab Computer’s site. 5,649SR from itechia. 5,590 SR from i-weaver. MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.53GHz: 6,990SR on Arab Computers’ site. 6,899SR from itechia. Before Update 2 it was: 7,499SR at Global.Store, 7,999 ...

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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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Free 16GB iPod nano with select MBP/MBA models

Arab Computers are offering a new promotion. Whenever you buy a MacBook Pro 17″ (2.5GHz, $GB, 320GB, SuperDrive) 11,500SR or a MacBook Air (1.86GHz, 2GB, 128GB) 10,900SR you will get a free iPod nano. You can find more information about the hardware used in this promotion from this post.

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