Thanks to PTA’s tighter policies, things in Pakistan’s smartphone markets are changing. One of the major changes is that smartphones, including iPhones, will be imported via legal channels.
The news first surfaced four months ago but is only being implemented now. Mercantile Pacific, Singapore, a leading mobile phone distribution company, has been appointed as the official regional distributor in Pakistan and Afghanistan by Apple.
Mercantile Pacific has an ever-growing portfolio of customers, partners, and suppliers. To expand its network in Pakistan, the company has signed up with Airlink Communication.
Simon Mallitte, Mercantile Pacific’s Head of Global and Business Development, said:
We are thrilled to partner with Airlink Communication, one of the leading Mobile Phone Distributors, in the country.
In the light of this situation, Muzzaffar Hayat Piracha, CEO Airlink Communication Ltd, said:
Airlink Communication is committed to offering the best products to the consumers through this alliance. The market for premium products in Pakistan is growing and we should expect the best from the future.
Even though this will slightly increase the prices of Apple products in Pakistan due to the strict tax policies, users will get a full Apple product experience, which was lacking in Pakistan.
Three months ago, with the iOS 12.4 update, Apple officially launched facetime in Pakistan as well. The following phones are compatible.
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus
- iPhone 7, 7 Plus
- iPhone 8, 8 Plus
- iPhone XR, Xs, Xs Max