Apple iPhone X available in UAE from November

Apple iPhone 8, Apple Watch and Apple TV 4K available from September
The new iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 are displayed on the new AirPower during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3. (Getty Images)
By Tahani Karrar
Wed 13 Sep 2017 11:50 AM

Apple’s new iPhone X will not be available in the UAE until early November, the tech giant has confirmed, with the lower priced iPhone 8 available from September.

The AED4,099 iPhone X, which customers to unlock, authenticate and pay using Face ID and will be available at stores beginning Saturday, November 4. Pre-ordering for the high-end phone in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait starts on October 27, either from Apple’s website, Apple's stores (in the UAE), authorised resellers and select carriers.

The iPhone 8 (and Plus) will be available to customers in the UAE earlier than other countries in the Gulf, with pre-orders available from Friday September 15, and availability from Saturday September 23. Customers in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait can buy the iPhone 8 from Friday September 29.

(L-R) The new iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone 8S are displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3. (Getty Images)

Apple also launched an updated version of its Watch, available in two case sizes – 38mm and 42mm.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) starts at AED 1299, featuring new upgrades like a faster dual-core processor and wireless chip, along with a barometric altimeter. Series 1 will be available at a new starting price of AED 999.

Apple COO Jeff Williams speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple is holding their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they are expected to unveil a new iPhone. (Getty Images)

Customers will be able to pre-order Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) from Friday, September 15, with availability beginning Saturday, September 23 in UAE and from September 30 in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

The Apple Watch Nike+, with an updated Nike Run Club app, will be available to order on Apple.com beginning Friday, September 15, with limited availability on Thursday, October 5 in the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about Apple TV during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2017. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The Apple TV 4K, which delivers a cinematic experience at home by supporting both 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) for far greater detail in both dark and bright scenes, starts at AED 699 for 32GB or AED 779 for 64GB, joining Apple TV (4th generation) 32GB at AED 579. It’s available from Apple.com and Apple stores, as well as through select Apple authorised resellers and carriers for pre-order from Friday, September 15, with availability beginning Friday, September 22.

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