Those living in the States might take it for granted that they can go into a store and buy an Apple iPhone 4S
. Believe it or not, there are some countries where you cannot find the latest version of Apple's iconic smartphone for sale. However, that number was reduced by 20
on Friday as that many countries launched the iPhone 4S. According to MacRumors
, those locations are: Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
In Brazil, the 16GB Apple iPhone 4S costs $1,410 USD
Prices for the Apple iPhone 4S are all over the place in the 20 new countries where it can be bought, The highest priced units are in Brazil
where the 16GB model goes for the equivalent of $1,410 USD. The 32GB and 64GB variants of the iPhone 4S go for $1,628 USD and $1,845 USD respectively. People in countries like Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates are offered the phone from Apple directly online. Pricing is more in line with what is seen in the States. In those aforementioned countries, the Apple iPhone 4S costs around $700/$800/$900 for the 16GB/32GB and 64GB models in those markets, respectively. Pricing for unlocked, contract-free Apple iPhone 4S models in the U.S. weighs in at $649/$749/$849.