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Mobile & Wireless

UAE retailers cut SIMs to fit iPhone 5 on grey market

Monday 24 September 2012 | 12:26 CET | News
Some UAE retailers are offering to cut down micro-SIMs to fit into the Apple iPhone 5's nano-SIM slot, Gulf News reported. Etisalat and Du are expected to issue real nano SIMs when the iPhone 5 is launched in the UAE. Mohammad Sadiq, director of UK-based Siasa Telecom, told Gulf News that his company has imported two shipments of the iPhone 5 into the UAE and is selling it to retailers for AED 3,400 to AED 3,800. It is not yet clear when Apple will release the iPhone 5 in the Middle East, giving international distributors like Siasa the opportunity to supply consumers direct. Siasa sold its first shipment of 160 iPhone handsets on 22 September and the second shipment of 500 pieces arrived on 23 September. Sadiq said the cutting tools are available in the market and his company also provides these to retailers.

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Du / Etisalat
Countries: United Arab Emirates
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