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Apple: more than 25 countries to see the release of the iPhone 5s/5c on Oct. 25

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Apple: more than 25 countries to see the release of the iPhone 5s/5c on Oct. 25
Apple has just sent out a press release announcing its plans to spread the joy of its new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c duo to over 30 new countries, starting October 25th. What's even more, the Cupertino-based electronics giant will be adding another 16 countries just 6 days later, on November 1st.

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.

Press Release

source: Apple

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posted on 09 Oct 2013, 08:40 5

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; 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.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 08:45 4

3. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 142; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


3 device lines really matter, iPhone line, note line, and Nexus line. The rest fill in the pie.

Fixed ;)

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 09:18

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol ok, you got me there. Nexus is a very strong brand too...my bad +1

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 08:43

2. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 142; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Oi!!!! Apple!!! Sort my order out first!! Still waiting!!

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 08:47

4. jibraihimi (Posts: 657; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Great........India is there in the list for 1st November release.........

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 09:00 1

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:

http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

hmmmmmmm - must be that these phones are too good for those people in those countries.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 09:20 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Like you really care...dude please.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 09:30 1

8. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Oh HARK, who goes there? Why, it be ....

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 11:44

9. N-fanboy (Posts: 529; 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.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 12:59

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.

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