Updated: iPhone 3GS Available Today in Egypt Via Vodafone and Mobinil With a Price War? When it Will Be in the Rest of the Arab World?
Update 2: Vodafone and other contacts from Egypt confirmed the avalibilty of iPhone 3GS on Vodefone and Mobilnil stores.
The new iPhone 3Gs that was announced during The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last June, has great upgraded features to Apple’s former iPhone 3G, such as faster speed, Video with 3 Megapixel Camera, cute, copy and paste and compass. This cutting edge Mobile phone seems coming to Egypt today (Egypt Time) via two mobile operators Mobinil and Vodafone as both have added the iPhone 3Gs section to their websites here and here.
While trying to get the prices from both companies’s website, Mobinil changed upwards its prices within the day:
Update1: 1 Egyptian Pound (EGP) = 0.18 US Dollars (USD.)
- iPhone 3G 8GB from EGP 3,300 (542.53 USD) to EGP 3,800 (687.20. USD)
- iPhone 3GS 16GB from EGP 4,000 to EGP 4,150 OR OR iPhone 3GS 16GBS: EGP 4,640??
- iPhone 3GS 32GB from EGP 4,700 to EGP 5,130.
While Vodafone prices seem to be according to what looks like its official Facebook Egypt’s fanpage to:
- iPhone 3G 8GB 3910 EGP.
- iPhone 3G 16GB 4649 EGP.
- iPhone 32G 8GB 5130EGP.
I do not know what made Mobinil change its prices, if you do let us know.
As for other Arab countries that has iPhone 3G with no “S” such as Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE), there is still no confirmed information when they will be available, rumors say after Ramadan (Ramadan ends next month.)
iPhone 3Gs has been available in many countries outside USA since last June but its debut to the Arab world is late. When will Apple consider its customers in the Arab world as human beings and treat them as equals to others in the world?