iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iMac sold out in UAE: Order today to get before Christmas

Retailers are advising customers to order today to get delivery of iPhone 5 or iPad Mini before Christmas

Order now if you want your iPhone 5 or iPad delivered before Christmas. Stocks for iPhone5 are running out in stores across the UAE.

The local Apple iStore is advising prospective customers to place the order before midnight today if they want the product delivered on or before December 24.

With a lot of stores running out of stocks, it might not be a bad idea for those shopping for Christmas gifts to log in now.

A customer care executive speaking to this website said: “If you place an online order for an iPhone5 today, you will probably receive the package between December 21 and 23.”

The local iStore also added that iPad Mini and iMac may not be available before Christmas even if you order today.

iPhone5 is being sold at its lowest price at the Apple iStore for Dh2,599 for a 16GB.

While most stores continue to sell unlocked phones that are more expensive than what’s charged by the iStore, stocks at yet to arrive with the official resellers.

Jacky’s Electronics earlier this week announced that it had become an Apple authorised reseller.

However on Monday one senior official said the unlocked iPhones are yet to arrive. “It will take a while and we still don’t know when the stocks would come. Meanwhile we are only selling iPhone5 as part of the du package,” said the official.

Abhimanyu DP, a Dubai resident, said: “I went twice to the Etisalat kiosk next to Virgin Megastore but they had run out of stock. They said it comes every day and runs out of stock by afternoon,” he said.

“My idea is to get a mobile on a plan and the Etisalat 4GB plan suits my requirements better,” he said.

Apple sells over 2M of new version of iPhone in China in first 3 days

Apple is reporting sales of more than two million iPhone 5s in China during its first three days on the market.

IPhone 5, which launched in China on Friday, will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of December.

Apple Inc., based in Cupertino, Calif., began selling the new version of the phone in the United States on Sept. 21, and its shares hit an all-time high of $705.07. Since then, the stock has plunged about 28 percent.

Apple shares fell $9.79 to $500 in premarket trading Monday. 

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