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FaceTime coming soon to the Middle East, at least to Qatar

Vodafone Qatar has announced via a Twitter message that FaceTime will return to the iPhone 4. The feature will return via an update through iTunes. It did not specify whether it will be a Carrier Setting file or as part of the next iOS update. We will soon find out if this fix will be exclusive to Qatar or the ...

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FaceTime with iPod touch not listed on Apple’s Middle East pages

According to a previous post, iPod touch units sold by Arab Computers and carry the model numbers MC547AB, MC540AB and MC544AB has FaceTime disabled. And now the Apple Saudi Arabia iPod touch page confirmed that. The same goes to the other Middle East countries: UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Qatar. On these countries only Retina display, HD Video Recoding and Game ...

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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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FaceTime in the Middle East: The story so far [Updated September 20, 2017]

A final update on 20/September/2017: CITC has finally issued a statement that most VOIP and video call services will be "unblocked" in Saudi Arabia. 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 ...

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FaceTime in Saudi Arabia mystery solved

The recent FaceTime “banning” in the region can only be described as peculiar. Mobily advertised FaceTime as a feature while in the UAE, Du said it’s unavailable days before the release. So what is going on? What is the real reason for banning FaceTime in the Middle East. Let’s have a look at this file which can be found within ...

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Apple Improves UK iPhone 4 Shipping To 2 Weeks

Unlocked iPhone 4 units sold by the Apple Online UK store are now dispatched within 2 weeks, a reduction from the usual 3 weeks. The improvement is not as good as the US store though (5-7 days). This is a good time to buy an iPhone 4 and ship it to Saudi Arabia using Aramex as these iPhone 4 models ...

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Mobily CEO: Apple canceled FaceTime

Khalid Al Kaf, Mobily’s CEO, said recently that Apple is the one that canceled FaceTime service in the Middle East and not the Saudi Communication of Information Technology Commission. Here’s a translation of Khalid Al Kaf’s quote about FaceTime: Al Kaf denied that the reason for canceling FaceTime from the iPhone 4 was Mobily or CITC. Instead he said that ...

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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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Legal Action against Mobily to Enable iPhone 4 FaceTime

Nayef Almansi, a Saudi lawyer, has started an online campaign to demand that Mobily activate the FaceTime service in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Almansi is asking Mobily iPhone 4 owners to participate. It should be noted that FaceTime has been disabled in iPhone 4 units running iOS 4.1 with the following model numbers: MC605AE and MC603AE (same model number in UAE ...

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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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