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iPhone 5 Coming to More Than 50 New Countries in December

Indicating that it is on track to meet its goal of launching the iPhone 5 in at least 100 countries by the end of 2012, Apple today announced that it will be bringing the device to more than 50 new countries this month on top of the 47 countries where it is already sold.
Apple today announced iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7, with more than 50 additional countries being added in December, including Brazil, Russia and Taiwan. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless—all while delivering even better battery life.
The full list of December launches includes:

- December 7: South Korea

- December 14: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela

- December 21: Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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21 months ago
I remember those days when having an iPhone meant you were rich. :apple:
Rating: 6 Votes
21 months ago

lol, when was that?


Long before you were born, apparently.
Rating: 5 Votes
21 months ago

Wow! The supply issues must be pretty much worked out if they can support 50 new countries! :)


Until China buys it all.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 months ago

True. Recent news indicates the iPhone fad is over in China.

The current phone in high demand is the Samsung Galaxy Line of smartphones. The Note, and Galaxy S III are the most highly sought after.

Having read this in several sites & publications it's a refreshing reminder that nothing beats good competition.

Now that Samsung has been a formidable competitor against Apple, perhaps it will encourage the Cupertino company to do something. Like getting back to innovating instead of taking the low road & hiring more lawyers.


Hmmm... So letting someone take shortcuts by ripping you off is now considered taking the high road?

As for demand in China, it's no different than in the US before the iPhone 5 launched when all the talk was about the GS3. Once the iPhone 5 launched, that all changed. Galaxy sales quickly faded which is why you're already seeing fire sales for the S3 and why Samsung execs tried to mute this quarter's expectations with talk of competition (ie, iPhone 5 launch). It will be the same in China. Apple will drown out Samsung with the iPad mini and iPhone 5 launch.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 months ago
iPhone 5 sales even better than earlier thought, Canaccord says (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57556748-94/iphone-5-sales-even-better-than-earlier-thought-canaccord-says/)
Rating: 2 Votes
21 months ago

... Android phones are available from 20 bucks to 700 bucks. Good luck to Apple in keeping up with that.


Samsung can and will fork Android. For the sake of performance and market share. Samsung will be able to optimize their fork of Android for their specific hardware. No more one-size-fits-all with vanilla (pun intended) Android releases.

And Samsung's fork of Android will become the de facto standard that all developers will first code to. Because Samsung has beaten all other Android manufacturers into the dirt. The official Google Android releases, and all "official generic Android" Nexus devices, will become even more irrelevant. They'll be ignored by developers and consumers alike.

Good luck to Google in keeping up with that.
Rating: 2 Votes
21 months ago

I remember those days when having an iPhone means you're rich. :apple:


I remember the days when having a computer meant you were rich. ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
21 months ago
Is the U.S. one of those countries?

I kid, I kid. Couldn't resist! :D
Rating: 2 Votes
21 months ago

The demand might not be as high. And plus the ship times seemed to have decreased.


True. Recent news indicates the iPhone fad is over in China.

The current phone in high demand is the Samsung Galaxy Line of smartphones. The Note, and Galaxy S III are the most highly sought after.

Having read this in several sites & publications it's a refreshing reminder that nothing beats good competition.

Now that Samsung has been a formidable competitor against Apple, perhaps it will encourage the Cupertino company to do something. Like getting back to innovating instead of taking the low road & hiring more lawyers.
Rating: 2 Votes
21 months ago

True. Recent news indicates the iPhone fad is over in China.

The current phone in high demand is the Samsung Galaxy Line of smartphones. The Note, and Galaxy S III are the most highly sought after.

Having read this in several sites & publications it's a refreshing reminder that nothing beats good competition.

Now that Samsung has been a formidable competitor against Apple, perhaps it will encourage the Cupertino company to do something. Like getting back to innovating instead of taking the low road & hiring more lawyers.


Lagging news I'd guess. The 5 only JUST got there. Just got back from China too, and if the bootleg market is any indication, Apple will be back on top in a month.
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