Muscat: Omantel has started pre-registration for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus through its online portal.
The telecom provider is offering 32GB, 128GB and 256 GB models of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in black, jet black, silver, gold and rose gold colours.
The telecom service provider has sent SMS to its customers for per-registration of the iPhones.
Apple unveiled its new water-resistant iPhone 7 with high-resolution dual-lens cameras at its fall product event on September 7 and said a Super Mario game was coming to the new phone and Pokemon Go would feature on its upgraded Apple Watch.
However, Apple fans in the country have reported mixed reactions to the launch of the iPhone7, even as they anticipate the product’s official launch in Oman.
Despite the phone not being officially launched in the country, Apple product admirers in Oman rushed to stores on the first day of the release to buy the latest handset.
Some were able to buy it because of availability in the grey market, however, many chose to purchase it from the official Apple store in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or elsewhere abroad in case they were travelling.
As the phone has not been officially launched in the country, prices vary from one store to another.
An Apple fan had told the Times of Oman that although he has not purchased the phone yet; he intends to buy it from Dubai as prices in Oman are much higher, “I got a quote for OMR500 from a store in Qurum for the iPhone7 with a 256GB memory, which I can buy for AED3,399 or OMR356 from the official Apple store in Dubai.”
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529.