1. M.Rizk's Avatar
    Only one hour left till the biggest iPhone ever launches in Qatar. I will keep this topic up to date with the latest from the launch event.

    iPhones will start selling from 12 AM to 3 AM at ooredoo Qatar and Vodafone Qatar

    1 hour left till the iPhone 6 & Plus launches in Qatar-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411760532.441186.jpg
    09-26-2014 03:42 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    09-26-2014 05:34 PM
  3. Issa-7's Avatar
    nice so how was the launching? do iphone is most people's fav phone there?
    09-27-2014 12:23 AM
  4. Reparkable's Avatar
    So where are those updates you said were coming?
    09-27-2014 12:26 AM
  5. Speedygi's Avatar
    That's great to hear...
    09-27-2014 07:24 PM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Yah OP, where are the uodates? Want to join in the fun!!!


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    09-28-2014 07:33 AM
  7. M.Rizk's Avatar
    I am really sorry. Here is the photos I promised.


    Ooredoo Qatar started allowing customers to line up at 11:30 PM
    1 hour left till the iPhone 6 & Plus launches in Qatar-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411991621.376830.jpg

    Many people were mad because this branch had only 100 units available for sale that day and the first 100 customers were already given numbers
    1 hour left till the iPhone 6 & Plus launches in Qatar-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411991656.394775.jpg

    That was at 12:00 AM when Ooredoo Qatar started allowing customers to enter the store to either take their pre-ordered iPhone, or buy one of the 100 available iPhones.
    1 hour left till the iPhone 6 & Plus launches in Qatar-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411991724.254673.jpg

    A photo from inside the store which was taken at 1:00 AM.
    1 hour left till the iPhone 6 & Plus launches in Qatar-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411991777.754529.jpg

    Ooredoo didn't have much iPhone 6 Plus units because Apple didn't send much, most of the stock was the iPhone 6. Ooredoo didn't have any 128 GB in stock as they were all pre-ordered. They didn't have any 6 Plus white / silver in any storage space too as they were all pre-ordered.

    This branch served 300 per-orders, most of those were 2 devices per order. Few were 3 devices and many had 1 device. There was another branch for serving the pre-orders too but I don't have any details about the number of pre-orders over there

    By 1:30 AM many customers started leaving as all the 6 Plus units were sold out, only 6 was left in 16 and 64 GB. Out of all the people I saw leaving no one had a normal 6, all were 6 Plus.

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    Next day morning people started line ups in front of Vodafone Qatar stores as they still had few devices in stock. I could say at least 50 were there before the store even opened (Store opens 9 AM).

    1 hour left till the iPhone 6 & Plus launches in Qatar-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411992155.937529.jpg
    1 hour left till the iPhone 6 & Plus launches in Qatar-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411992168.094871.jpg

    Vodafone kind of had more line ups because they were offering all karak (a traditional drink) and puns. Also offering everyone unlimited LTE plans for free for an entire year if they switch to postpaid, or even for their current postpaid customers.

    Ooredoo on the other side offered 15 GB Internet plans for those who pre ordered their phone, but nothing for new sales. Ooredoo is selling based on their strongest 4G signal (at least 70% is fully covered with 4G LTE Cat4 which offers up to 150 MBPS)

    Here is a speed test from my home
    1 hour left till the iPhone 6 & Plus launches in Qatar-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1411992349.356870.jpg

    QNB which is the national bank of Qatar started accepting iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders as they are partnering with Starlink which is owned by ooredoo. Starlink will fulfill all the pre-orders next Wednesday night.
    09-29-2014 08:08 AM
  8. Issa-7's Avatar
    Interesting thanks for the photo, the waiting in line does its only happen on iphone launching or its happen on other phone launching also?
    10-02-2014 12:27 AM
  9. M.Rizk's Avatar
    Interesting thanks for the photo, the waiting in line does its only happen on iphone launching or its happen on other phone launching also?
    I have seen it only happen on the iPhone, and this is the first time it ever happens because iPhones used to launch here 2 to 3 months after they do in the US, so most people would order them from the U.S. Instead. This year it was officially launched a week later than the US so people waited and decided to get it from here.

    For those who know all the specs too, I decided to get it from Qatar as it's the British model and supports few more LTE frequencies than the US model which makes mine a true global LTE roaming device. I also attached to it the US Apple Care Plus although it's a UK model
    qbnkelt likes this.
    10-02-2014 05:18 AM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Interesting info about the UK model. Now I've got an excuse to go to the UK next September!
    Thanks for the pictures! Love to see launches from other countries.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    10-03-2014 10:27 AM

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