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Arab News talks about the iPhone, makes obvious mistakes

Arab News, one of the few English newspapers in Saudi Arabia, has posted an article comparing the iPhone and the Blackberry phones. The article made many mistakes regarding the iPhone. Let’s start with: “iPhone has recently introduced its latest 3GS iPhone“. Yes, the “iPhone” company has released a new phone. “According to Khalid Khalaf, a customer service employee at Axiom ...

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Issues with the Saudi iPhone 2: Mobily support

“Issues with the Saudi iPhone” series returns. Last time we talked about the lack of Arabic in the Apple iPhone and now we finally have Arabic support on iPhone 3.0 software. Let’s talk about another major issue with the iPhone 3G in Saudi Arabia: Mobily. Some can say that UAE’s Etisalat have similar issues. The locked iPhone 3G Mobily employees ...

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MacBook Pro prices in Saudi Arabia (update 4)

Make sure to check the Mac buying Guide in Saudi Arabia. The new line of MacBook Pro notebooks has arrived in Saudi Arabia. MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.26GHz: 5,690SR on Arab Computer’s site. 5,649SR from itechia. 5,590 SR from i-weaver. MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.53GHz: 6,990SR on Arab Computers’ site. 6,899SR from itechia. Before Update 2 it was: 7,499SR at Global.Store, 7,999 ...

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Increase iPhone 3G bandwidth on Mobily

Mobily Connect is Mobily’s broadband Internet service which is available for all Mobily customers. The current iPhone 3G bundles are very limited so it’s best to increase the bandwidth by adding Mobily connect packages. You can add packages to your current iPhone 3G packages. So if you have a 99 package (99SR monthly and 200MB bandwidth) then added a 1GB ...

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iPhone 3G tethering with Mobily/STC Guide

UPDATE: We just added a guide on how to enable tethering on iPhone 3G with Mobily (and even STC). iPhone 3.0 software was finally released yesterday and one of the new features is “Internet Tethering”. Enabling tethering with Mobily is not possible according to this image: I contacted Mobily’s support and the employee told me to install “pdanet”! PDAnet is ...

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HR’s iStyle Saudi Arabia experience

We got the following from “HR” in the comments of this earlier post. HR writes about his experience buying a unibody MacBook Pro (15.4″, 2.66GHz, 4GB DDR3 for 10,600SR). He was very disappointed, “when I just opened the box and seal the computer looked like it’s been used” he said. He added that the MacBook Pro had some discoloration on ...

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Weekend offer from itechia: MacBook for 3,700SR

We got word from itechia that for this weekend (June 3rd to June 5th) they will have a special offer on the Apple MacBook. The MacBook white will be sold for 3,700SR (less than $1,000). This MacBook (model number MB881LL/A) includes a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (P7350) with 1066MHz frontside bus, 2GB 667MHz PC2-5300, nVidia GeForce 9400M, 120GB hard ...

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AppleCare is not covered in Saudi Arabia, UAE according to Apple terms

I have been curious about Apple’s AppleCare. It is Apple’s support solution that extends the complimentary coverage on your Mac to three years from the computer’s purchase date. But looking at AppleCare Protection Plan Terms and Conditions, under Europe, Middle East and Africa. I found this PDF file with the following: This Plan is offered and valid only in Austria, ...

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A satisfied Mac user in Saudi Arabia after 3 years of frustration

We reported earlier this week that Arab Computers (Apple’s Authorized Distributor in Saudi Arabia) will finally replace Talal Bakry’s damaged MacBook Pro after 3 years of frustration. Talal has contacted us and told us that he finally got his replacement unibody MacBook Pro. Tala’s email: “I’m typing this on a brand new 2.4GHz Unibody MacBook Pro. I had my old ...

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Arab Computers finally replaces MacBook Pro 3 years later

Do you remember the story titled “Apple in Saudi Arabia: 2 years of frustration” which was about Talal Bakry’s experience with Arab Computers in Saudi Arabia that we shared here last year? The story had a good conclusion a few months later where Apple Inc has promised him a new replacement MacBook Pro (before the unibody macbooks were released) whenever ...

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