iPhone 4 to release in Dubai a Month After Release

By on June 13, 2010
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Grey markets expected to sell immediately after launch; no confirmations from Etisalat, Du.

According to a report from Business24-7, Apple ‘s new iPhone 4 will be available in the UAE a month after it’s official release on June 24th.

Recently, Apple announced that the new iPhone will be available in 18 other countries in July and 24 more by August. Apple’s official retailers in Dubai expect the new smartphone to hit UAE stores a month after its release; the grey markets are expected to sell it immediately after launch, as usual, with a high price tag.

In another report from Gulf News, Etisalat and du, the only two teclom providers in the country, do not know when they will be able to offer the iPhone 4. “We don’t have any information about it. We haven’t talked to Apple yet about it, they have just released it,” an Etisalat spokesperson said.

Well, sir, what are you waiting for?

Source: Business24-7, Gulf News.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

  • Junaid

    I found a better way of getting my iPhone4 by the end of June, there is a website algadgets.com. I bought my iPad and if I compare in the grey market there rates and services were really good.

  • Nassim

    thats true iphone 4 pre order is now available with many online portal in GCC. Just reserved my iphone 4 from GCC's biggest online portal Aido

  • Volcano

    Well, be aware !! iPhone 4 works only with Micro SIM, and to date, neither Etisalat nor DU has produced Micro SIM. So hang on, don't pay much to fall in trouble. Probably you will end up placing an ad for selling your "slightly used" iPhone 4. Won't you?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/tbreaknet tbreaknet

      Actually both Etisalat and du have Micro-SIM cards. I already got the MicroSIM from Etisalat and using it on my iPad for a few weeks.

      • Volcano

        Yes. You are right. BUT, Micro Sim for iPad cannot be used on iPhone. iPad sim is different.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/tbreaknet tbreaknet

          I think MicroSIM is a standard just like the old SIM. You should be able to use the one you have on the iPad on the new iPhone without any issues.

          • Volcano

            I checked with DU. They told me that iPad Micro Sim will not work on iPhone 4. They said they will be giving Micro Sims for iPhone 4 once this phone is officially launched by them. But there is no definite date of launch.

          • Volcano

            The fact is, currently MicroSims for iPads are only supporting data, not voice. They will add voice support once they officially launch iPhone 4 in UAE.

          • http://intensedebate.com/people/tbreaknet tbreaknet

            Correct- iPad is data only but Etisalat's micro sim supports both voice and data. I say this because I have two of them that, wilth the regular SIM adapter work just fine on a mobile phone.

        • abbas

          yup your right

  • Matthew

    Did you chk out the new prices of the iPhone 4 on http://www.alshop.com, it's awesome…. I jus got mine yesterday…. wooohooo

  • amir

    whats your price of iphone 4s 64gb ?

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