Two days ago iRamadah reported (Google Translation) that FaceTime in the Middle East was working fine using an iPod Touch 4th gen. It turns out that the units they used carried MC544FD, MC540FD and MC547FD model numbers, which are the ones Apple sell in Switzerland, SaudiMac reports.
The units for Saudi Arabia carry the following model numbers: MC547AB, MC540AB and MC544AB - and FaceTime is blocked on them.
So FaceTime is blocked no matter if you use an iPod Touch or an iPhone 4. This whole situation is getting very foggy and confused. Why would Apple be forced to remove FaceTime from the iPod Touch as well?
What's going on with the carriers?
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