du announces iPhone 5 pre-ordering. Starts today

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After Etisalat announced that pre-orders for iPhone 5 will start today, the second telco in the UAE, du, has announced similar plans as well. The iPhone 5 will be available to pre-order from du starting today along with a promotion to possibly win an iPhone 5 every hour. du has also clarified that LTE is being tested with their network and iPhone 5 and will be enabled through an update once its ready to roll. PR after the image.

Press Release

du today announced it will offer iPhone 5 in the UAE for pre-booking beginning 09 December. iPhone 5 will be available for AED 2,749 for the 16GB model, AED 3,199 for the 32GB model and AED3,599 for the 64GB model, and can be pre-booked online through shop.du.ae or across all du shops.

du has tailor-made offers for existing and new customers to select from depending on their needs. Customers can decide between Monthly Plans or Pay as you Go plans.

Every customer who pre-books iPhone 5 will have the chance to win another iPhone 5 every hour for free.

“Our customers will be amongst the first in the UAE to own a new iPhone 5 that is tailored to the Middle East region with local specifications. The iPhone 5 is an iconic smartphone that represents the most exciting technology to come from Apple yet, and we are proud to once again take the lead in bringing the latest products to our customers,” said Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, du.

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology—all while delivering even better battery life. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: Shared Photo Streams, Facebook integration, all-new Maps app and Passbook organization.

The iPhone 5 is a LTE device and as with any new cutting-edge technology, verification and interoperability testing is needed to guarantee the best possible consumer experience before commercial availability. Apple and du is working closely to finalize the interoperability testing. Both parties will issue an update to existing consumers enabling LTE as soon as testing is complete.


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