Buying iPhone from Saudi Arabia

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by patriotaki, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. patriotaki macrumors member

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    Hello im willing to buy an iPhone 7+ from Saudi Arabia form the Jarrir bookstore
    I heard that the iphones there do not come with facetime is there any fix for that? I want to buy it from there cause its alot cheaper i will be using it in Europe and not in any Middle East country

    are there any other limitations i dont know? Has anyone experienced something like this?
     
  2. Stereo macrumors member

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    I think you can via jailbreak. But, it's locked by region.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Don't do it.
    Buy it somewhere else or order one online.
     
  4. PieTunes macrumors 6502

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    FaceTime is disabled on iPhones sold in some countries in the Middle East? Wow, that's genuinely interesting. I learn something new everyday.
     
  5. patriotaki thread starter macrumors member

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    so if i buy and change region of the phone to my european country it will still not work..?
     
  6. xotigu macrumors member

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    I don't think so, if that's the case, then people from middle east would just do that easily.
    I think it's in the firmware of the iPhone itself.
    Just like iPhones in Japan (cannot turn off camera shutter)
     

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