Will Egypt become the first official Arab iPhone country?

Vodafone is bringing the iPhone to Egypt. I just read this in Apple Insider:

AppleInsider | Vodafone inks deal with Apple to sell iPhone in ten countries:
Vodafone, the world’s largest mobile phone company in dollar sales, announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets beginning sometime this year.

“Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey will be able to purchase the iPhone for use on the Vodafone network,” the carrier said in a statement without providing further detail.

This comes among a flurry of rumors and announcements surrounding the 3G iPhone. There seems t be confirmation that, in some countries, the iPhone will be sold by more than one carrier. Italy is the first country where this was semi officially confirmed.

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8 Responses to “Will Egypt become the first official Arab iPhone country?”

  1. Moey Says:

    Egypt all the way?

  2. Magnus Says:

    It was interesting reading this yesterday, will also be interesting to see if the iPhone in Egypt will support Arabic.

  3. Woofer Says:

    Apple really has stuffed up big time.
    They would of sold an incredible amount of them if they sold them unlocked worldwide.
    I cant wait for the legally 3G unlocked apple phone to arrive.. if it ever does.

  4. Ali Says:

    I have a question, is the 2nd generation of iPhone an 3G? and whats the difference between the current iPhone (8GB) and the 3G?

  5. Khaled Says:


    the fact that there are 2 carriers in Italy also make think Apple is not being so strict about the iPhone anymore.

    Also, Egyptian iPhone would mean first party Arabic support directly from Apple? And hopefully Apple won’t ask “Arab Business Machines” to do it for them (hint: ABM are not so good with that)

  6. Ahmad Says:

    enough with the iPhone talk already

  7. Al Amin Says:

    actually i don’t think it’ll be in arabic, YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IPHONE IN EGYPT

  8. ali Says:

    we must wait

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