Staff at iStyle in the Festival City Centre told DubaiChronicle.com’s editor that Etisalat will release plans for iPhone 5 in the beginning of October.
Apple’s products are between 20% to 25% more expensive at iStyle in comparison to the same offered online at the web’s largest retailer Amazon.com. On the question why so, iStyle staff says that there is a cost involved in shipping the coveted electronics to the country in addition to the customs charges. On the other hand, an advantage for iStyle is that they offer 1 year warranty and repair service or even in some cases replacement. In Dubai, a Macintosh repair technician is not yet a popular job, although with a great potential.
The hotly anticipated next-generation Apple’s device – iPhone 5 – is already available in the U.A.E., but so far the price is much higher than the expected one.
- Further reading: iPhone 5 already available in Dubai for AED4,999
In the United States, the iPhone 5 was released with a similar to the iPhone 4S price tag. This may suggest that the price in Dubai may be around AED2,500 once the device is available with Etisalat.