how to order a different keyboard language?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zcohenzion, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. zcohenzion macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2013
    Does anyone know how to order a macbook pro with an English/Hebrew physical keyboard?
    In the apple website it is not listed in the language options.

  2. Matankzr macrumors newbie


    Oct 29, 2016
    From what I remember you can only order an English/Hebrew keyboard from iDigital/iStore or any other Apple authorized seller in Israel, but not from Apple itself (yet...)
  3. zcohenzion thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2013
    isn't it possible to order directly from an Apple store in the US?
    the Israeli apple re-seller is very expensive...
  4. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    I've been to Israel and I know how expensive Macs and Apple devices (and to some extent many tech devices) can be.

    Unfortunately, Apple only ships to countries it serve - and only on the specific Apple website for the specific country. So your only luck would be to either go to a country where Apple sells Apple products or have a package transfer service which basically gives you a US (or whatever country's) address for you to order your Apple products to, then they send it to you. Or, of course, the easiest (but most likely most expensive) solution is to buy from a reseller.

    Buying from the US would probably be the cheapest bet, but if you were to buy from Europe, it'd be more expensive (taxes, which are even higher than in Israel, and import), however you'd get the proper outlet cable.

    However, Hebrew/English keyboards by Apple don't exist, as they have no reason to do so if they don't serve Israel to begin with. So either you put on some ugly stickers or you learn the entire keyboard layout for Hebrew, which for most people is impossible to do (but if you can do that, then hey, good for you!)

    And yes, I'm really hoping one day Apple starts offering their services to Israel so that we don't have to deal with insane prices and lack of availability/serviceability.
  5. dexterie macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2015
    BE, EU
    I don't know where you're from but you can order any mac over Apple phone store. I had the same issue and I ordered the new MacBook with a different keyboard layout. Call them, explain the situation and what hey do is order the computer with one of the available keyboards and then they transfer your call to another operator to change your order. :)
    I also wanted the Portuguese keyboard and it wasn't available on their website in the country where I am and...solved!

    EDIT: didn't read the whole thread. If they don't offer the keyboard you want, then no luck. The phone store can only change it to an available kb
  6. zcohenzion thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2013
    Thanks garirry & dexterie.

    I'm visiting the US next christmas and hope to buy a MBP while i'm there.
    I'll call Apple tomorrow to see if they can provide me with a Hebrew keyboard.
    But it's probably a long shot...

    When will Apple finally open a store in Israel...?! o_O

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