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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 Egypt soon from Mobinil and Vodafone

The official iPhone 4 launch in the Middle East is imminent. UAE’s Etisalat already announced the release date, Mobily hinted the release in Saudi Arabia and the 2 official iPhone carriers in Egypt are getting ready. 4 days ago Vodafone Egypt teased their Twitter followers about the imminent iPhone 4 launch. Customers can register for more information on Vodafone’s site. ...

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Buying a car in Egypt? There’s an app for that

ContactCars app is an Arabic iOS app made for anyone who wants to buy a car in Egypt. It is made by ContactCars, an automotive website in Egypt. I got the chance to try the app, you first select the car maker then browse the various models where you can preview the car’s specifications and pricing. You can also calculate ...

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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 Egypt, without Arabic, disabled GPS and no Egypt App Store

The iPhone 3G is now available in Egypt. It is sold by Vodafone and mobinil. The iPhone 3G will cost the same from both carriers: 3800 EGP (2,615 SR/$698) for the 8GB model and 4450 EGP (3,065 SR/$817) for the 16GB model. And there is no subsidized price! There are a few problems with this release: Banned GPS GPS is ...

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Egypt will probably not get the iPhone 3G

I recently discovered (thanks to Zsafwan and Mazen) that GPS devices are banned from use in Egypt! Telecoms Law 10/2003 outlaws the import of GPS-equipped mobile phones, and retailers found selling them could lead to the confiscation of their entire stock. The same applies to any kind of commercial use of GPS technology, which includes cars equipped with GPS devices. ...

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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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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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