Apple’s upcoming iOS 13 reveals first-look at Arabic app store

The new system is expected to be available by September this year

Apple’s upcoming iOS 13 reveals first-look at Arabic app store

Tech giant Apple’s yearly iOS (operating system) update is currently in its testing phase, but testers have revealed an Arabic app store, along with an Arabic Keyboard.

Developers and beta testers were able to get a first look at the new operating system on the iPhone last June, and were shown that users will be able to navigate the app store in Arabic, and be able to type from right to left.

This new iOS feature demonstrates its commitment to expanding its appeal in the Arab world. It will also encourage local developers to participate further in Apple projects, making a great starting point for them to be more involved in the Apple ecosystem.

The new system is set to come out in September this year, so we’ll have to wait to try out iOS 13 ourselves. Only developers and beta testers – those part of the testing phase – can preview the system.

Apple’s iOS is updated on a yearly basis, meaning a host of brand new and exciting features for Apple users – including brand new emojis. Soon we won’t need words to text.

In the meantime, you can have a quick preview of what else the system has on offer by visiting

Apple has also launched free summer camps for kids in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, giving them the chance to learn to code robots, create and edit music and videos.

n other app news, if you’re planning a trip abroad but worried about leaving your house to fend for itself, this new Dubai Police app offers home security services for free.

As for other notable companies, Dubai Festival City Mall has partnered with Spotify in an industry first, which means songs from the mall's show IMAGINE can now be streamed via the app.
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