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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Top Rated Comments

Maclver Avatar
139 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
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AdonisSMU Avatar
139 months ago
Makes no sense when they cant even service the demand that is there.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tiger8 Avatar
139 months ago
cue in the 'how dare they release it internationally when it's already sold out next door' comments...
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KPOM Avatar
139 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
musika Avatar
139 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?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KdParker Avatar
139 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.
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