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Video: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus now officially on sale in UAE

Alvin R. Cabral/Dubai
Filed on September 23, 2017 | Last updated on September 23, 2017 at 08.00 am
Video: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus now officially on sale in UAE

Ibrahim Alchamsi gets the new iPhone8 at The Dubai Mall Apple Store.
(Photo by Alvin R. Cabral)

Bakhit Saeed Alsubousi, from Abu Dhabi, made the trek all the way from the capital to come in second.

Huge crowd in Dubai to buy iPhone 8


The sales of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have started at the Apple Store in The Dubai Mall on Saturday.

Latest from the Apple Store in Dubai:

8:45 am

Bakhit Saeed Alsubousi, second to get the new iPhone 8 in the UAE at The Dubai Mall Apple Store.

 

 

8:30am

Ibrahim Alchamsi, from Al Ain, No.1 to get the new iPhone8

8:20am

Ibrahim Alchamsi, from Al Ain, No.1 to get the new iPhone8 here at The Dubai Mall Apple Store.

8:15am

Bakhit Saeed Alsubousi, second to get the new #iPhone8 in the #UAE at The Dubai Mall Apple Store.

8: 11am

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus now officially on sale in the UAE

 

8:10 am

Bakhit Saeed alsubousi, the first person to buy iPhone 8 in Dubai, shows the phone.

 

8:02 am

Ibrahim Alchamsi and his daughter are the first in line to get iPhone8

 

8:01 am

First Apple customers to pre-order only moments away from receiving their new iPhone 8 device.

8:00 am

Bakhit Saeed first to book for iphone 8

 

7:55 am

People line up outside an Apple store in Dubai 

 

 

Reminds us of when The Dubai Mall Apple Store was opened last April 27, but it was the other way around then: everyone had to wait until 4PM before they could get in and have their fill.

And we're quite sure that early-morning time won't be an issue; remember when the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus was launched last year? The first one in line started waiting at 10PM the previous evening; here's a refresher.

Though more than the iPhone 8 itself, there's a more interesting twist to this: with the iPhone X slated to be launched in the UAE on November 4, it'll be interesting to find out if we'll be seeing the usual mania surrounding iPhone launches, or if it'll be a bit toned down because fans will be waiting for the starting-at-Dh4,099 device.

We're about to find out in pretty soon.

- alvin@khaleejtimes.com





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