Apple: more than 25 countries to see the release of the iPhone 5s/5c on Oct. 25
If anything, this should be an indication that Apple has finally overcome its inventory shortages when the two iPhones (and the iPhone 5s in particular) were first released on September 20. Those of you who were waiting to get their hands on the new iPhone 5s, especially the golden version, are sure to remember just how low the inventory of those was, particularly if you live outside of the USA. In other words, if your countries is among the new batch of markets to next get their hands on Apple's new goodies, you should probably keep in mind that the popular gold version is likely to be in short supply, once again.
Starting October 25th, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be officially available in: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand
Starting November 1st, the iPhoen 5s and iPhone 5c will also become officially available in: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.
CUPERTINO, California—October 9, 2013—Apple® today announced iPhone® 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, and iPhone 5c, the most colorful iPhone yet, will be available in Italy, Russia, Spain and more than 25 additional countries on Friday, October 25. iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will also be available in more than a dozen countries on Friday, November 1, including India and Mexico.
iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including the Apple-designed A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight® camera with True Tone flash and introducing Touch ID™, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5c features an all-new design, packed with features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina® display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight camera—all while delivering great battery life.¹ iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c both offer more LTE bands² than any other smartphone in the world and include all-new FaceTime® HD cameras.
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c come with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, featuring a stunning new user interface, completely redesigned with an elegant color palette, distinct, functional layers and subtle motion that make it feel more alive. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio℠, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®.³
iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver or space gray for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model.⁴ iPhone 5c comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white for a suggested retail price of $99 (US) for the 16GB model and $199 (US) for the 32GB model.⁴ iPhone 5s cases come in beige, black, blue, brown, yellow and (RED) for a suggested retail price of $39 (US) and iPhone 5c cases come in blue, green, pink, yellow, black and white for a suggested retail price of $29 (US). iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and cases for both phones will be available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 4s is available for free with a two-year contract from participating carriers.
Every customer who buys an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPhone by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store℠ and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store. Customers can learn more about iOS 7 and their new device through new free workshops at all Apple retail stores worldwide.
iPhone 5s and 5c will be available on Friday, October 25 in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. iPhone 5s and 5c will also be available on Friday, November 1 in Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE. Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are currently available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.
¹ Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
² LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
³ iTunes Radio is available with iOS 7 in the US.
⁴ For qualified customers.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.
1. darkkjedii (Posts: 10317; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Roll em out apple. As I've said, 3 device lines really matter, iPhone line, note line, and galaxy s line. The rest fill in the pie.
3. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 147; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
3 device lines really matter, iPhone line, note line, and Nexus line. The rest fill in the pie.
6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10317; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lol ok, you got me there. Nexus is a very strong brand too...my bad +1
2. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 147; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Oi!!!! Apple!!! Sort my order out first!! Still waiting!!
4. jibraihimi (Posts: 667; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Great........India is there in the list for 1st November release.........
5. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
This is great news for all those people who couldn't legitimately by iPhones before in their own countries and this at least affords them the opportunity and luxury of being able to walk into a local store and walk out proudly with their new purchase, without having to travel to another country and smuggle it into their own. Interestingly, of all the official countries and markets listed above, sadly, there are no plans for any countries in Africa - one of the largest continents in the world with many emerging economies, maybe they're "racists" because, they obviously don't want to include any country in Africa. And upon researching Apple's website, the only official African country listed for the previous iPhone 5 is South Africa. See here:
hmmmmmmm - must be that these phones are too good for those people in those countries.
8. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Oh HARK, who goes there? Why, it be ....
9. N-fanboy (Posts: 536; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Here in ethiopia iphones are everywhere, but nearly all of the people who own iphones have relatives abroad especially in the USA or the middle east.
10. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Yes, it's really not fair. I have a friend from Nigeria and anyone with an iPhone there purchased it abroad. It really speaks to an unspoken bias that the company has about where it wants its product sold.