Should buy iPhone 14 from Dubai?

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One of my friend coming from Dubai and ready to bring iPhone 14 Pro @ 4299 aed. Should buy it ? Any problem in India using that phone here? Should he activate there with AED sim first ?

Any guidance is appreciated.thanks.

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harshitag12 wrote:
How much it costed? And activated using UAE sim card?

4199 aed, not activated yet but store employees said not required and can be activated with any sim.

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Check the Item code. Prefer LLA (US) than J, China . You can put indian sim there but no network only name. Claim 5 % tax refund on airport if you show them for personal use.
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Most probably the shop name will be city choice. blush
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rockingneo wrote:
Check the Item code. Prefer LLA (US) than J, China . You can put indian sim there but no network only name. Claim 5 % tax refund on airport if you show them for personal use.
US ones won't have sim tray at all. Only esim.

Also city choice and all are currently selling iPhone higher than their Dubai official MRP. Just saw the video of their should  on YouTube.
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rockingneo wrote:
Most probably the shop name will be city choice. blush
Akram bhai
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No, he has pre-booked in apple shop direct, so hopefully it'll be UAE model only.

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rockingneo wrote:
Check the Item code. Prefer LLA (US) than J, China . You can put indian sim there but no network only name. Claim 5 % tax refund on airport if you show them for personal use.

Should we activate it with UAE sim first ?

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MacBook air m1 international keyboard kitney ka hai? Woh bhi mangwai lo.
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Bimbasar wrote:

MacBook air m1 international keyboard kitney ka hai? Woh bhi mangwai lo.

Bhai mere pass MacBook Nehi hai, keyboard leke kya kaam?

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somu7668 wrote:

Bhai mere pass MacBook Nehi hai, keyboard leke kya kaam?

he is saying get m1 macbook air with international keyboard layout
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adinidnew wrote:
he is saying get m1 macbook air with international keyboard layout

Win10 laptop hi sahi hai bro, no need of Mac.

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somu7668 wrote:

Should we activate it with UAE sim first ?

Question - Should we activate it with UAE sim first ?

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rockingneo wrote:
Most probably the shop name will be city choice. blush
nah bro there many better alternatives in dubai bas marketing badiya h uski
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somu7668 wrote:

Question - Should we activate it with UAE sim first ?

Not mandatory  

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Guys there is a shop called Eurozone in Bur Dubai who says they will deliver to India. I have personally not tried and I am saying based on what I saw in their video. Try at your own discretion.

They say they will give Google pay number and you pay that number. But you should call Eurozone (regular call not whatsapp etc) and they will tell.
Whatever amount the phone is, add 5% VAT on it and add 150 Dirhams and the conversion in rupees should be done at ₹23 rate.

Based on this decide if you want to buy from them while sitting In India 

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rak007 wrote:

Guys there is a shop called Eurozone in Bur Dubai who says they will deliver to India. I have personally not tried and I am saying based on what I saw in their video. Try at your own discretion.

They say they will give Google pay number and you pay that number. But you should call Eurozone (regular call not whatsapp etc) and they will tell.
Whatever amount the phone is, add 5% VAT on it and add 150 Dirhams and the conversion in rupees should be done at ₹23 rate.

Based on this decide if you want to buy from them while sitting In India 

Looks bit risky to me. I also saw the video but paying upfront such a huge amount and then if something goes wrong then difficult to catch those people. On top of that exchange rate and extra price is very high. Better if you can catch some friend or relative who is coming back in Durga Puja or Diwali.

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Finally bought it from Dubai apple store.

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somu7668 wrote:

Finally bought it from Dubai apple store.

How much it costed? And activated using UAE sim card?
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harshitag12 wrote:
How much it costed? And activated using UAE sim card?

4199 aed, not activated yet but store employees said not required and can be activated with any sim.

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somu7668 wrote:

Finally bought it from Dubai apple store.

R u in Dubai right now?
My friend too wants Iphone 14 pro/max moel and was asking for some jugaad biggrin
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MrKool_JJ wrote:
R u in Dubai right now?
My friend too wants Iphone 14 pro/max moel and was asking for some jugaad biggrin

My friend is coming back to India next week, he is bringing it from there for me..

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somu7668 wrote:

My friend is coming back to India next week, he is bringing it from there for me..

Let me know if can arrange one more...
My bro needs one too (Money will be paid once he delivers the product that's not an issue)
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MrKool_JJ wrote:
Let me know if can arrange one more...
My bro needs one too (Money will be paid once he delivers the product that's not an issue)

Now it 8s difficult to get even in apple store also, and outside shops are charging too much extra money on top of official price..

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somu7668 wrote:

Now it 8s difficult to get even in apple store also, and outside shops are charging too much extra money on top of official price..

Let me know if he can still arrange it i'll ask my friend to keep his cash ready biggrin

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somu7668 wrote:

My friend is coming back to India next week, he is bringing it from there for me..

To convert Indian currency to dubai one there, any idea? Indian cards are not accepted.
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Bimbasar wrote:

To convert Indian currency to dubai one there, any idea? Indian cards are not accepted.
I think credit cards are accepted there, provided international transactions is enabled in your card..
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I bought from Dubai faced no issues.

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