By Tahani Karrar
Apple iPhone 8, Apple Watch and Apple TV 4K available from September
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.
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.
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.
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.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.