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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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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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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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FaceTime gone from Apple’s Middle East iPhone 4 pages

Apple did something weird to their iPhone 4 pages on Middle Eastern websites and removed any mention of the iPhone 4 FaceTime feature. Here is the Apple iPhone 4 Saudi Arabia page a few days ago: Here it is now: FaceTime feature and anything about were removed from the following countries’ pages: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan and ...

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Official from Apple: iPhone 3GS & 3G in Saudi Arabia is unlocked

Update: The iPhone 3GS from Mobily is unlocked too. You can use STC’s SIM cards. I have been receiving e-mails stating that Mobily employees are claiming that the iPhone 3G is locked to the Mobily SIM cards. Other employees claim that the next iPhone 3G shipments will be SIM locked. We and others tested the iPhone 3G and we confirmed ...

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iPhone 3G released in Jordan

Orange is now selling the iPhone 3G in Jordan. The iPhone is sold with a one year commitment condition. The prices are varied based on what contract the costumer chooses according to their special offers. There are 3 packages to choose from: iGold 500 cost 29.99JD (158SR/$42) each month with 500 minutes, 500MB and 250 SMS monthly. 8GB iPhone cost ...

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Egypt and Jordan left out of the iTunes App Store

Egypt and Jordan, two of the 3 Arabic speaking countries to get an official iPhone release did not get their own iTunes App Store like Qatar. This is a bit odd considering the fact that many other countries without the iPhone deal, like Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait were given an iTunes App Store page. Thanks, Ahmad for the information ...

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iPhone software version 2.0 still without Arabic

According to the specifications of the new 3G iPhone. The iPhone will not have any Arabic language support at all. Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Polish Which is odd considering that the iPhone should be released in 3 Arabic speaking countries; Egypt, Jordan ...

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iPhone for Jordan and Egypt’s second carrier

From the Associated Press: France Telecom’s Orange said in a one-sentence statement that it will sell the handset in Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and African markets later this year. This raises issues regarding the activation of the iPhone as well as accessing the App Store. Since the Middle East have no iTunes ...

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