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iTunes 7.7 adds Saudi Arabia iTunes Store

Apple released the latest version of iTunes, which can be downloaded from Apple’s site or from the Software Updater. iTunes 7.7 includes support for the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch App Store. The update also added many other countries in the iTunes Store list including Saudi Arabia! Choosing Saudi Arabia will show you the App Store for the iPod Touch/iPhone. That will ...

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Dear Steve, Qatar is not in Europe, it’s in Asia

Sorry for not noticing it earlier, thanks to Thamer for emailing me about it. Although he was making fun of Apple for that. In the WWDC 2008 Keynote, the person who made that slide of the keynote somehow counted Qatar (an Asian country, obviously) . Someone would argue that Apple counts the Middle Eastern countries as part of their Europe ...

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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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The 3G iPhone is almost everywhere except Saudi Arabia

View Larger Map The 3G iPhone will be available in more than 70 countries. 22 will get it on July 11th 2008. You can see the full country list here. What is missing are most of the GCC except Qatar who will get the iPhone from Vodafone. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are one the biggest mobile communication ...

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What Apple needs to know about releasing the iPhone in Saudi Arabia

Only less than 2 days until the WWDC 2008 Keynote and none of the Saudi Arabia mobile operators (STC, Mobily and the new Zain) announced any deal with Apple regarding the release of the iPhone in Saudi Arabia. If this is the case then Apple is either: 1) Already in talks with one of those and nothing was announced until ...

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Arabtaller after one week

The admins at iPhoneIslam believe(3rd comment) that they had over 30,000 downloads of their ArabTallar application for the iPhone. The application that introduces best Arabic support so far on the iPhone as far as I’m concerned. As for the countries visiting their site/downloading their Arabization software, they are the following, ordered by most visits: Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Kuwait ...

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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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Egypt first Middle Eastern country to get the iPhone

Vodafone announced that they signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone starting in ten of it’s markets. Which includes Egypt, Australia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey. This is in fact the first official announcement of an iPhone release in the Middle East. With rumors of Chinese hand recognition do we ...

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A sad Leopard in Saudi Arabia!

I do have a small and quick rant about Leopard, a source told me that Apple’s Saudi Arabia distributor, Arab Computers (you can check their official, blank site here) have brought only 25 copies of Leopard to the Market. One of the Apple resellers asked for 250 licenses and they are only getting a literal handful of copies. Apparently the ...

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A look into Apple’s middle east site

Last topic was about the brand new Arabic localization of Mac OS X Tiger! While checking the rest of the website for the “Official” Apple distributor in the Middle East, here are my comments about it: The site is a copy and paste of the template of the old Apple.com site, needs a lot of improvements. And there is a ...

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