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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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Unnecessary Restrictions Imposed on Free Android Apps

Last week Google added “Paid Android Market” access to 99 countries excluding major tech markets in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt. These countries were left with the “free global Android Market” which includes most free Android apps (but no first party Google apps such as Gmail, Google Maps). Staring today many popular free Android apps ...

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Android Market in 131 Countries Except Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt

Google recently added support for paid Android apps (and first party app access) to 99 countries bringing the total of countries supporting the full Android Market to 131, beating Apple’s 90 countries in global reach. Middle Eastern countries such as Oman, Bahrain, Morocco and more still has no Apple App Store. Unlike Apple’s App Store the Android Market limits visitors ...

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It’s Almost Over: Mobinil Egypt, Orange Jordan, Vodafone Qatar Enable FaceTime on iPhone 4

Egypt’s Mobinil, Jordan’s Orange and Vodafone Qatar all followed Vodafone Egypt’s lead and enabled FaceTime on their iPhone 4 units via Carrier Update. Here is a screen shot of the Carrier Settings files for these carriers taken by Mohammed Lubbad: As you can see, all these files have the AllowsVoIP key and it’s on, enabling FaceTime on iPhone 4 units ...

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Vodafone Egypt Restores FaceTime on iPhone 4

Vodafone Egypt has restored FaceTime services for iPhone 4 sold by the company (model numbers MC605AB and MC603AB). FaceTime was reactivated by a Carrier Update (version 10.1 for Vodafone Egypt). This change was first reported by iPhoneIslam then I saw twitter messages by @houssini and @SadekHM. It was then confirmed by Vodafone Egypt’s official twitter account: Mohammed Lubbad checked the ...

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Activating FaceTime in iPhone 4s sold in the Middle East using jailbreak

We still don’t know the real reason for blocking FaceTime in the Middle East but we do know that FaceTime works in Tunisia. Vodafone Qatar announced that they will reactivate it and Government policies in Qatar prevented initial FaceTime availability. Vodafone Egypt confirmed that saying that Egypt’s NTRA decided to block FaceTime. So no conspiracy theories there. For the time ...

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FaceTime on Mac doesn’t support Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Egypt

During yesterday’s Back to the Mac event Apple released the FaceTime app for Macs running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Now you can have visual calls directly with iPhone 4 (needs iOS 4.1) and iPod touch 4G. FaceTime is in beta and you can download it from Apple’s site. Even though it works in Saudi Arabia when you go to ...

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FaceTime in the Middle East: The story so far [Updated March 11]

After over 3 weeks of noticing the lack of FaceTime on the iPhone 4 pages of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Jordan here’s what we know so far about the lack of FaceTime in these Arab countries: This post will be updated with the latest news regarding the issue so make sure to bookmark it. • iPhone 4 units ...

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FaceTime is not available on Middle Eastern carriers

Yesterday Apple updated their Locating iPhone wireless carriers support page to include a small note regarding FaceTime for Middle Eastern countries. Note number 4 says that FaceTime is not available on this carrier. The countries listed without FaceTime are: Saudi Arabia (mobily) – affected model numbers are MC603AE and MC605AE United Arab Emirates (Du and Etisalat) – affected model numbers ...

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iPhone 4 released in Egypt a few hours ago

Vodafone Egypt and Mobinil has announced at a late time Wednesday that they will release the iPhone 4 at midnight. The iPhone 4 was officially released in Egypt a few hours ago. Prices: Mobinil: iPhone 4 16GB 4,660 EGP – iPhone 4 32GB 5,499 EGP. Vodafone Egypt: iPhone 4 16GB 4,660 EGP – iPhone 4 32GB 5,500 EGP. The iPhone ...

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