Mohammad Milyani blogged about a new Apple store in the holy city of Mecca, called i.zone. Blog post – in Arabic.Read More »
Photos: Waiting Lines for the iPhone 6 Launch in Saudi Arabia
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus will be launched midnight tonight (early 27th of September) in Saudi ...
Apple UAE Now Selling iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina display
Today Apple started selling the iPad mini 2 (with retina display) on their online stores. Apple also...
STC, Mobily, Zain Prepare for a Midnight Launch of the iPhone 5s/5c
STC, Mobily and Zain all announced that they will start selling the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Saudi...
Coverage of Apple’s October 22 Event
Apple will be holding a special event tonight at 8 pm Saudi time. Apple will most likely announce ne...
Official Saudi, Bahrain, UAE iPhone 5s and 5c launch date: November 1
Apple has announced that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available in 35 countries on October 25...
iPhone 5s/5c Expected to Launch in Saudi Arabia November 1st (updated)
Apple has announced official launch date: Friday November 1st. Looks like the iPhone 5s (and iPhone ...
STC Finally Enables Personal Hotspot on the iPad
STC has released a carrier update that finally enables the personal hotspot function on the iPad (th...
Apple Officially Registered Its Trademark in Saudi Arabia
Umm Al-Qura newspaper, a newspaper mainly used to publish trademark registration announcements, post...
Saudi iTunes Store Now Selling Movies and Music
Apple has started offering movies and music for sale in the Saudi Arabia iTunes Store. Starting with...
Mobily Begins Selling iPhone 5 Online, Announces Prices
Mobily has started taking orders for the iPhone 5 using Souq.com e-commerce site. They also announce...
Watch the WWDC 2008 Keynote Address
Apple posted the WWDC 2008 Keynote Address by Steve Jobs on their website. You can watch it streaming in either normal or HD quality through this page. Apple also posted the Keynote Address as a downloadable podcast through iTunes. Click here if you have iTunes installed.Read More »
Apple Software Update: Quicktime, iMovie and iDVD
Apple released multiple updates for it’s applications, it includes: Quicktime 7.5 which fixes some security issues. iMovie 7.1.2 – addresses general compatibility issues, improves overall stability, and addresses a number of other minor issues. iDVD 7.0.2 – supports general compatibility issues, improves overall stability, and addresses a number of other minor issues. As usual, those updates are available from the ...Read More »
3G iPhone activation in-store, no online ordering
So much for that plan. iPhone Atlas confirmed that the new 3G iPhone that will be released July 11th 2008 will require an in-store activation instead of the regular iTunes based activation. The goal is to slow the market for unlocked iPhones. But that will mainly effect countries without an iPhone deal, like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Live Coverage of the WWDC 2008 Keynote
With less than two hours to go until the WWDC 2008 Keynote, here are some sites with live updates from the Keynote: Mac Rumors Live Live Coverage from the Mac Observer Engadget Live Coverage Apple Gazette live coverage Audio Stream from iPhoneAlley We will be back after the Keynote with news on what will be announced.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Apple in Saudi Arabia: 2 years of frustration
Another title would be: Why Apple should end their Apple IMC program and start selling their products directly. A Mac user in Saudi Arabia, Talal Bakry, posted on the Mac Rumors Forum about his unfortunate experience with GlobalStore ( An Apple Authorized Premium Reseller in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Arab Computers (Apple Authorized Distributor in Saudi Arabia) and Apple IMC(Apple’s third-party ...Read More »
Google Enterprise Executive Briefing conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
This is probably the first time Google ever had a conference in Saudi Arabia. Although it is concerned with the enterprise I still find it interesting and worth checking out. The conference will be held on June 2nd 2008 in Marriott hotel in Riyadh. For me I am interested in Google Maps, as you can see (click here to view ...Read More »