Finally iPhone Supports Arabic.

24 Mar, 2009

No more Jailbreaking, now Apple has added Arabic language support in their latest iPhone OS 3.0. The update is currently available as a beta for iPhone developers. The iPhone is now available in 4 Arabic speaking countries: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan and Egypt. And it will be available in Qatar soon (any one from Qatar ping me once it is launched there.) 

From reading about iPhone  reviews online and from asking friends, iPhone is a true mini-computer, much better than  the other mobile rivals attempts to replicate it. However its short coming is its price. (via Saudi TechView   and SaudiMac  ).

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  1. Opairah  |  March 24th, 2009 at 3:02 PM #

    what is the added value to have iPhone? it’s too expensive!

  2. Ayman Khateeb  |  March 24th, 2009 at 6:50 PM #


    regarding the point you mentioned:

    “iPhone is a true mini-computer, much better than the other mobile rivals attempts to replicate it.”

    i think we have many of the mini-computers long before iphone came to the scene.

    Symbian, WindowsCE, PalmOS, Windows Mobile… etc.

    so, i see that iphone is actually the one which tried to replicate things by making a new PDA OS, but they did it smartly with a nice interface that attracted users.

    never the less, i believe Windows Mobile is much more capable of acting like a mini-computer, as it’s OS is more open, and more powerfull applications can be built on it!

    iphone is a nice looking mobile, with nice interface to act as a PDA.
    while windows mobile started more than 10 years ago as a dedicated PDA, then the mobile feature was added to it, so it is a PDA with mobile functionalities.

    till this point, Windows Mobile is more powerfull OS that lacks the cool interface that iphone has..

    eventually, let’s see what Microsoft is cooking up for WM6.5, and what Apple is doing with iphone3.0!

    i’m sticking with WM until i see iphone as a true mini-computer!

  3. Gaith Saqer  |  March 24th, 2009 at 7:00 PM #

    After all cool interface is a major point, as u said iPhone wins.
    there r thousands of apps built for iPhone.
    however it is pricey but at least iPhone offers you what they publish about it. Unlike its rivels in which i ment here Nokia for example who say something and offer you something else that does not work, like Nokia 5800!

  4. 3ezz  |  March 25th, 2009 at 8:44 PM #

    iPhone is a coolest mobile

  5. Sami  |  June 17th, 2009 at 7:36 PM #

    Want to buy one check out item#’s
    on ebay they will ship arabic iphones worldwide.
    check out pics on there of iphone in arabic

  6. arab-ia  |  September 21st, 2009 at 3:12 PM #

    its good news

  7. Techne » Are New Mobile Apps in Arabic Useful for Teaching and Learning?  |  October 20th, 2009 at 8:27 AM #

    […] the iPhone 3.0 OS, however, language capabilities for the iPhone were greatly improved and it now supports Arabic and a number of other non-Western alphabets. Today I saw an ad for the Al-Mawrid Al-Qareeb […]

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