March 27, 2013 1 Comment
Apple has finally added Arabic as an official keyboard option when buying a laptop. The option is available for free at both the US and the UK stores.
Many of us reluctantly buy our Macbooks from Kuwait just to have that option, paying enormous profit markups in exchange. Now we don’t have to do that anymore.
Apple’s US and UK online stores let you chose Arabic as a keyboard language when buying a Macbook. I’m not sure if the option is also available in their physical stores, but I doubt it. Keep in mind though, the option is just available for laptops not iMacs. But this isn’t a huge problem because the iMac Arabic keyboards are priced very reasonably in Kuwait anyways.
I’m obviously happy about the news, but personally frustrated at the lousy timing. I just bought a new 13″ MacBook Pro last month, plus a state of the art MaBook Air last August. Both English KB only. On the bright side, I’m hoping they can change my keyboards for a reasonable fee now that they are officially selling Arabic in the States.