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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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Saudi Arabia Tops Middle East iPad 2 Sales on eBay

eBay released a chart of iPad 2 auctions in the first 2 weeks of the availability of the device. Almost 12,000 iPad 2 units were sold in these 2 weeks. The chart shows how many units were shipped to each country, the following Middle East countries appeared on the list: • Saudi Arabia 165 units • United Arab Emirates 147 ...

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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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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 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 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 to be launched in Qatar today

Vodafone Qatar has announced that they will sell the iPhone 4 officially in Qatar starting today September 24th 2010 at 7pm. The iPhone 4 will be available at Vodafone retail stores at Landmark, Villaggio and City Center. Qatar will be the first Middle Eastern country to get the iPhone 4 and we will have actual confirmation wether FaceTime will be ...

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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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iPhone 4 in Qatar soon

Vodafone Qatar followed their Egyptian counterpart and announced that the iPhone 4 will be available soon. It has been announced on Twitter:

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