Apple Likely to Launch iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Fourth Wave of Countries on November 15

5c_and_5s Philippine carriers Smart and Globe have announced that they will launch the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 15, suggesting that Apple may be planning to roll out its new iPhones in a broader fourth wave of countries on that date. The news comes as Apple launched both new iPhones in the second wave of countries late last week and will also rollout the iPhone to 16 other countries this Friday, November 1.

AppAdvice also has a theory on the matter, giving a potential list of countries for the fourth wave of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5s launches based simply on other countries where the iPhone 5 launched on the same date as in the Philippines last year:

After looking back to the countries grouped with the Philippines for the sixth wave of last year’s iPhone 5 launch, and removing the territories which have (or will have) already received the new smartphones, we’re expecting Apple to bring its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to some or all of the following countries on Nov. 15:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, and Venezuela.

After its November 1 rollout, Apple will have brought the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c to a total of over 60 countries, which will move the company closer to its stated target of avaliability in 100 countries before the end of the year.

Overall, supplies of the iPhone 5s remain constrained, with shipping times in the United States and a number of other countries still at two to three weeks. Supplies of the iPhone 5c, however, remain plentiful with estimated shipping times of 24 hours.

Update: Several Israeli carriers have announced that they will be launching the new iPhones on November 3.

Top Rated Comments

mariotr87 Avatar
112 months ago
Sure, lets wait for every American to have one before allowing people in other countries to even attempt to order it :roll eyes:

The fact that Apple is an American company doesn't mean the rest of the world is secondary. They need to put these devices on the market in as many places as possible before the holidays season for obvious reasons.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thunderhawks Avatar
112 months ago
Seriously Apple, take care of your own first!

Seriously, read up on international marketing and how products get launched !

For starters since people are willing to wait there is no issue for Apple to lose sales. Might as well sell and work on the supply issues.

In all countries there are holiday seasons and a lot of preparation has gone into
booking advertising, store displays, making deals with carriers etc.etc.

The multitude of steps and workload cannot be pulled out of a drawer overnight.

To those who think America is alone in the world and only it deserves the best, the most, the fastest, never ending supplies, no supply bottle necks etc.etc:

Do yourself a favor and travel. There is an entire world out there full of problems.

Having to WAIT (OMG) for a phone isn't going to kill you!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gnasher729 Avatar
112 months ago
Seriously Apple, take care of your own first!

They did.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ballis Avatar
112 months ago
cue people nagging, wanting apple to focus on america / existing markets first.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
osx11 Avatar
112 months ago
Seriously Apple, take care of your own first!

Just so you know, Apple makes a lot more money outside the U.S. than within the U.S.

And pretty soon, China will probably be a bigger market for Apple than the U.S.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jsameds Avatar
112 months ago
I wish they'd resolve supply constraints in their existing markets first... Waiting til at least Nov 19 for my 5s order apparently :(

The delivery estimate for US is 2-3 weeks it means you must have only just ordered it. If you wanted it earlier then you should have ordered it sooner.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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