It seems like an Arabic version of Apple’s hugely popular iPod will hit the market soon.
Elias Abou-Rustom, general manager of Arab Business Machine, Apple’s independent marketing company for the Middle East, says that Apple is working on it and that a prototype has already been made available to them.
He predicts it will be launched in the Middle East in the coming months.
I think this is a really good move by Apple. The Middle Eastern market should be a very interesting one for Apple, and I think that up to now they hadn’t realized it’s full potential and didn’t really try hard enough to market and sell their products in the region.
Hopefully this is a move in the right direction and that they will give more importance to the region, and try to market and distribute their products better than just a few small appearances in some expos.
A few months ago, I wrote about how Apple was overstocked on iPods, while some of us in the Middle East wanted to buy some, and were ready to pay the price, but couldn’t find any.