Buying iPhone from Saudi Arabia

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

  1. patriotaki macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2016
    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

    Jun 10, 2011
    I think you can via jailbreak. But, it's locked by region.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Don't do it.
    Buy it somewhere else or order one online.
  4. PieTunes Contributor


    May 6, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    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 regular

    Jul 1, 2016
    so if i buy and change region of the phone to my european country it will still not work..?
  6. xotigu macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2014
    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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