iPhone 6 to go on sale in UAE from end of September
September 10, 2014
The most highly-anticipated mobile phone of the year was unveiled last week in California, but the real question for tech fans in the Middle East is when will it be available to buy in this part of the world?
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus should be on shelves in the UAE before the end of the September, after local telecom provider Etisalat announced it will offer the new handsets before the month's end.
The tech giant also unveiled its first smart watch which can receive calls, messages and act as a digital wallet - plus it comes in a luxury gold edition, so expect to see it on the wrists of Gulf residents as soon as possible.
However it won't be out until early next year, although that does tie-in nicely with the new Apple store planned for Dubai's Mall of the Emirates (MOE), as we exclusively revealed last month
. Which led us to thinking, will the watch be unveiled at the new Middle East store? No comment so far from Apple or MOE, but we wouldn't bet against that being part of the deal to bring Apple to the region.
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The iPhone 6 will use a 4.7-inch screen while the larger Plus will have a 5.5-inch face. Both feature an A8 chip, high-resolution displays, touch ID, a new 8MP camera and a 'HealthKit', to make sure that thousandth game of Candy Crush isn't secretly killing you.
In the US, prices for the iPhone 6 start at $199 for a 16GB and go up to $399 for a 128GB. The iPhone 6 Plus will retail at $299 for a 16GB and $499 for a 128GB. Do the currency conversion and you'll have an idea of what UAE prices will be.
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