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Apple Announces Two New Rounds of International iPhone 5s and 5c Launches Starting on October 25

Apple today announced plans for its next two rounds of launches for the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, with the devices coming to 35 new countries including Italy, Russia, and Spain on Friday, October 25. Another round will follow on Friday, November 1, bringing the devices to an additional 16 countries, including India and Mexico.

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- October 25: 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.

- November 1: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

Following that November 1 round of launches, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available in over 60 countries, putting Apple well on its way to reaching its stated target of availability in 100 countries by the end of the year.

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15 months ago

Still waiting to get a 5s that isn't defective in some way.

1st phone (got on launch day): Nonstop crashes.
2nd: Home button defective.
3rd: Even more nonstop crashes + blue screen of death.

But hey, Apple is being helpful so let's just hope that the one I get on Friday is a good one. I guess it's bad luck? :apple:


Ok, the 2nd one I can see, but 1 and 3.... I need pics
Rating: 16 Votes
15 months ago

About time. Someway one can understand and accept this slowness. Everyone wants to have one. :o


They are still VERY hard to get even here in the US.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago
Makes no sense when they cant even service the demand that is there.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago
cue in the 'how dare they release it internationally when it's already sold out next door' comments...
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago

Ever think you got a defective unit and ask for replacement? You know, millions has been sold and there are no news that significant number have complaints like yours


I did. That's why I'm getting another replacement, and called it bad luck. Did you read the post?
Rating: 5 Votes
15 months ago

make sure they have a lot of gold colors for Saudi Arabia

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I see a girl using a white 5c, my first thought was, that's a shame, she either couldn't get a 5s or can't afford it.


Or....she didn't want to spend the money since some people really don't use the 'newer' features the latest model has to offer.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago
I've yet to see one (in stock) in a store.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago

make sure they have a lot of gold colors for Saudi Arabia


People make fun of 'Arabs who customized their iPhone 4 with gold', yet the iPhone 5s gold is sold out with a waiting list of over 45 days in the US... funny, isn't it?
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago

How about fill the Fing orders you already have had before sending to new markets. This is the worst launch Apple has ever had. No Pre-Ordering, horrible supply levels! I have been waiting 3 weeks already WTF!!!!!!!


This post is a great example of whining, because you have to wait? OMG!

And, me me me and nobody else should get anything until MY priority demand is fulfilled.

Are you for real?

You lived your entire life without an iPhone 5S and a few weeks more get you into a tizzy? If you have a working iPhone everything is fine until they have caught up.

It also shows, you know nothing about marketing, vs, purchasing, production and the list goes on. Worse launch ever, LOL.

Please get an education, start thinking and get real! Geez!
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago

1st phone (got on launch day): Nonstop crashes.
2nd: Home button defective.
3rd: Even more nonstop crashes + blue screen of death.


I wish I could, but it's hard to get a shot of your phone randomly rebooting three times a day.


Wait, are the crashes nonstop or random? If they are nonstop, that means they do not stop. Just setup a video camera and point at the iPhone during one of it's nonstop crash cycles.

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This post is a great example of whining, because you have to wait? OMG!

And, me me me and nobody else should get anything until MY priority demand is fulfilled.


There is a difference between just being patient and seeing a company take your order and then divert their attention elsewhere before completing.

Orders taken before should have priority over new orders Apple plans to take on the 25th.

I am happy I ordered on the 20th (September) and it was in my hands by the 24th (September)
Rating: 2 Votes

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