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A total of 35 new countries and territories ??including Italy, Russia and Spain ? will gain access to Apple's latest iPhones on Oct. 25, while 16 more will see the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c debut on Nov. 1.

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Apple announced expanded international availability of the new iPhones on Wednesday, bringing the devices to a total of 51 new locales by the start of November. The full list of countries set to receive the handsets on Oct. 25 are:
  • 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
  • Thailand

Following that, Apple's Nov. 1 launch will bring the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c to the following additional locations:
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Colombia
  • El Salvador
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • UAE

When both new iPhones first went on sale last month, they were available in a total of 11 countries: The U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K. This year's iPhone launch marked the first time Apple made its new handsets available in China on day one.

Though the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were available in more countries on launch day, Apple's rollout schedule for 2013 has not been as aggressive as the company was last year for the debut of the iPhone 5. Many of the countries set to receive the new iPhones by Nov. 1 had access to the iPhone 5 by the end of September last year.
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world domination

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It's too bad nobody wants these overpriced phones with gimmicky 64-bit chips and lacking needed feature like external PS/2 ports for mice/keyboards and SD cards. I'm not going to use a sarcasm tag. If you can't tell that's sarcasm with a comment about PS/2 mice then you need help.
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Some of the country names I am hearing for the first time. :err:

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And yet still not at US Cellular.
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Apple doesn't have enough supply now of the 5s, what happens after this rollout?

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And yet still not at US Cellular.

Never heard of that country.
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It's too bad nobody wants these overpriced phones with gimmicky 64-bit chips and lacking needed feature like external PS/2 ports for mice/keyboards and SD cards. I'm not going to use a sarcasm tag. If you can't tell that's sarcasm with a comment about PS/2 mice then you need help.

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Apple doesn't have enough supply now of the 5s, what happens after this rollout?

I presume the same thing that happens during the rollout; they'll keep on making more. Really, I don't understand the question...
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Ireland! Yay!:1biggrin.gif
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Some of the country names I am hearing for the first time. :err:

 

I had to go search for Moldova, first time I ever heard of it.

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It's too bad nobody wants these overpriced phones with gimmicky 64-bit chips and lacking needed feature like external PS/2 ports for mice/keyboards and SD cards. I'm not going to use a sarcasm tag. If you can't tell that's sarcasm with a comment about PS/2 mice then you need help.
Lololol!

Apple is going to have a shortage of Touch ID sensors for months - thanks to these launches and the new iPads. I've just got to make sure I stay up late when iPad orders open up ... Maybe even make a dry run just so I know I can complete the order in less than 30 minutes lol!
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People will keep trying until a phone is available. Most buyers are not without a current phone and I assume that if they've decided on this device they will keep trying until stock is sufficient.

 

I've been watching stock for the last week so I can upgrade my wife's phone. Seems that the 16gbs are coming in to the Apple Stores and third party retailers pretty well but the 32 and 64 are a bit harder to find. Each store I've been to has had a 16gb 5s but I haven't yet found a 32gb device in stock.

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I currently live in Thailand so it's good to see it'll be released here soon. You can already get them as grey imports in Bangkok for more than double the official price...crazy what some people will pay.

Make mine a slate grey 32 GB please! I wonder if the locals will especially lust after the gold model. I'm guessing so...there are gold shops everywhere here and it's definitely a sign of wealth....

Strange that some people haven't heard of Moldova. Mind you, most Europeans haven't either and it's almost in our backyard. :-)
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It's too bad nobody wants these overpriced phones with gimmicky 64-bit chips and lacking needed feature like external PS/2 ports for mice/keyboards and SD cards. I'm not going to use a sarcasm tag. If you can't tell that's sarcasm with a comment about PS/2 mice then you need help.
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I presume the same thing that happens during the rollout; they'll keep on making more. Really, I don't understand the question...

 

Well, let me help you.

 

"Hi! Here's the new iPhone 5s. We're selling it in your country now!"

 

"Great! I'll take one!"

 

"I said we're selling it now. I didn't say we had any."

 

... or better yet...

 

"I ordered my phone 3 weeks ago but it hasn't arrived."

 

"Sorry, sir, we sold your phone to a guy in Moldova."

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I had to go search for Moldova, first time I ever heard of it.

 

Don't you know, similar to Sweetstovia is where there's lots of sweets everywhere, Moldova is where theres lots of mold everywhere, its the mold kingdom, McDonolds' there have McMoldy, a delicious mold burger made with mold, chicken fat and grounded cigarette butt patty. Anybody from Moldova read AI?

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More countries to channel stuff since no one is buying them. 1smile.gif
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They left South Africa out :???:

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Yeah … Italy coming up. :)

iPhone5s is going to be a nice upgrade form iP4.

What I still could not make my mind up is the iPad: mini or regular; or the MBA?

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Well, let me help you.

 

"Hi! Here's the new iPhone 5s. We're selling it in your country now!"

 

"Great! I'll take one!"

 

"I said we're selling it now. I didn't say we had any."

 

... or better yet...

 

"I ordered my phone 3 weeks ago but it hasn't arrived."

 

"Sorry, sir, we sold your phone to a guy in Moldova."

See Apple online store for any of these countries, like this one:

http://store.apple.com/nz/iphone

 

Only the 4S is sold, its been like this since 5s was released.

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See Apple online store for any of these countries, like this one:

http://store.apple.com/nz/iphone

 

Only the 4S is sold, its been like this since 5s was released.

 

Huh?

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Lololol!

Apple is going to have a shortage of Touch ID sensors for months - thanks to these launches and the new iPads. I've just got to make sure I stay up late when iPad orders open up ... Maybe even make a dry run just so I know I can complete the order in less than 30 minutes lol!

I'm not only hoping for Touch ID in the next iPad but also in the next round of MBPs. Since they make so few MBPs in comparison to any iDevice I think they could work it in, assuming they have the HW and SW ready. They would have to create a secure enclave but since the MBPs don't have an Apple A7 chip it would then have to be a separate chip which may not simply work out. I'd also think the SW protocols for access might have to be different, or at least offer more options of the box. Eventually I want something like an iWatch to be a reality so that when you walk up to your device it auto-unlocks and when you walk away it auto-locks.
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It's too bad nobody wants these overpriced phones with gimmicky 64-bit chips and lacking needed feature like external PS/2 ports for mice/keyboards and SD cards. I'm not going to use a sarcasm tag. If you can't tell that's sarcasm with a comment about PS/2 mice then you need help.

PS/2 port?  Does the phone need to call the 1990's as well? 

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Maybe this new rollout plan is why there have been only a few, very few 5s available on the whole west coast of the US of any size since the initial launch...

Finally found 1 32 gig in the Apple online store yesterday but it was gone before I could fill out the form...

I thought the 5s were going to China until I read they were having the same exact problem we are...

Clearly there is major problem in Apples production system... It is insane to add any more countries when you are producing none for the existing countries...
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I presume the same thing that happens during the rollout; they'll keep on making more. Really, I don't understand the question...

Well it's a great question. Look
At the Singapore apple store. The gold 5s has been unavailable since 23rd September. Even today it's still unavailable. I live in Thailand and have ordered in the uk store just good luck I am there next couple of weeks.
If apple can't keep up demand why release another 25 countries when I am sure the 5s will just say Unavailable?
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Still not coming to the country I live in yet - very frustrating! I'll probably have to wait until December or the beginning of next year and beyond! Its always this way, the very last to get the new iPhones - I was hoping it would be different this time! Samsung released their Galaxy S4 almost straight away over here but not Apple, no wonder everybody over here seems to be or have already gone over to Android - but I'm not giving in, I'm sticking with Apple even if Apple doesn't want me too - so there!
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Well it's a great question. Look
At the Singapore apple store. The gold 5s has been unavailable since 23rd September. Even today it's still unavailable. I live in Thailand and have ordered in the uk store just good luck I am there next couple of weeks.
If apple can't keep up demand why release another 25 countries when I am sure the 5s will just say Unavailable?

 

I also find it extremely ridiculous. Apple doesn't want to make money? Foxconn can't handle? Totally no press release regarding the stock. In Singapore, all the Apple resellers do not have stock already. And all the telcos have very limited models. On the Facebook page, when I pop in to stores when I pass by, there are always people asking for iPhone 5S, which means they are in demand. Unless Apple is deliberately trying to clear their 5C stock. Which doesn't quite make sense because most will wait it out instead of choosing the 5C.

Yet they can produce enough to launch in 35 countries in 5 days time, but don't have enough as of now.

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Announced prices are slightly higher than expected in Italy.

 

5C 16GB : 629 euro

5C 32GB : 729 euro

5S 16GB : 729 euro

5S 32GB : 839 euro

5S 64GB : 949 euro

 

(tax included, no plan)

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Maybe this new rollout plan is why there have been only a few, very few 5s available on the whole west coast of the US of any size since the initial launch...

Finally found 1 32 gig in the Apple online store yesterday but it was gone before I could fill out the form...

 

An order on the Apple online store will get you in the queue. I ordered my 64GB 5S late on launch day and it arrived on Monday (7th October): a bit of a wait but it suggested they're not as scarce as some would claim.

 

Unless they are all coming to Europe after all, but you do have iTunes Radio, unlike us. :embarrass 

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PS/2 port?  Does the phone need to call the 1990's as well? 

 

dude.

sarcasm.

the art of insulting idiots without them finding out.

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I also find it extremely ridiculous. Apple doesn't want to make money? Foxconn can't handle? Totally no press release regarding the stock. In Singapore, all the Apple resellers do not have stock already. And all the telcos have very limited models. On the Facebook page, when I pop in to stores when I pass by, there are always people asking for iPhone 5S, which means they are in demand. Unless Apple is deliberately trying to clear their 5C stock. Which doesn't quite make sense because most will wait it out instead of choosing the 5C.

Yet they can produce enough to launch in 35 countries in 5 days time, but don't have enough as of now.

 

maybe they were hoarding their stock for these countries expecting higher demand or something and then maintaining regular supply depending on demand.

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I guess no iPhone 5S for North Korea.

Apple is doomed.

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In New Zealand the prices are:
The iPhone 5S - $1049
The iPhone 5C - $899

The 5C only $150 cheaper than the much better specced 5S! That is ridiculous!

Absolutely ridiculous.
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The 5C only $150 cheaper than the much better specced 5S! That is ridiculous! Absolutely ridiculous.

 

Funny; that’s exactly how it is here, except it’s only $100 less. 

 

Must not be ridiculous.

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In New Zealand the prices are:
The iPhone 5S - $1049
The iPhone 5C - $899

The 5C only $150 cheaper than the much better specced 5S! That is ridiculous!

Absolutely ridiculous.

Why? In the US the difference is $100 from one day to the next as the new HW becomes the year old HW.

The fact that you focused on the 5C only being $150 cheaper instead of the 5S only being $150 more expensive tells me you're looking at this from the PoV of someone that looks as these devices as status symbols over useful machines.
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Funny; that’s exactly how it is here, except it’s only $100 less. 

 

Must not be ridiculous.

 

It is ridiculous because the tiered pricing it is replacing is a difference of $300

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Why? In the US the difference is $100 from one day to the next as the new HW becomes the year old HW.

The fact that you focused on the 5C only being $150 cheaper instead of the 5S only being $150 more expensive tells me you're looking at this from the PoV of someone that looks as these devices as status symbols over useful machines.

No not at all, my point was that it was only $150 less than the MUCH BETTER SPECCED.
So quite the opposite. I can care less about the status, and more about the fact for $150 less you get an older CPU/GPU, no M7 motion coprocessor, no Touch ID, no True Tone flash, no camera burst mode, no slow motion video.

The 5C running the A6 that will last you a year less of usefulness (iOS 7 on an iPhone 4 anybody? iOS 4 on the 3g anybody?, iPad 3?).

 

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No not at all, my point was that it was only $150 less than the MUCH BETTER SPECCED.

So quite the opposite. I can care less about the status, and more about the fact for $150 less you get an older CPU/GPU, no M7 motion coprocessor, no Touch ID, no True Tone flash, no camera burst mode, no slow motion video.

The 5C running the A6 that will last you a year less of usefulness (iOS 7 on an iPhone 4 anybody? iOS 4 on the 3g anybody?, iPad 3?).

OK, then we are in agreement. I have never seen the cheaper iPhone models as a better deal but I do hear from people all the time — including less technical family and friends — that they don't need the best out and that the cheaper one will be just as good for them. It's usually not a hard sell as they trust my technical expertise and aren't hurting for funds, but that notion that they shouldn't consider the newest model is present. Only every now and then, like with Touch ID, do they tend to see the idea of the newest device offering conveniences they easily see as a value; which is odd because it's usually the features I care less about as reasons to buy.
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Originally Posted by The Big Ginger View Post

The 5C running the A6 that will last you a year less of usefulness (iOS 7 on an iPhone 4 anybody? iOS 4 on the 3g anybody?, iPad 3?).

 

So what are you trying to say? I don’t think you’re using ‘ridiculous’ correctly.

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I presume the same thing that happens during the rollout; they'll keep on making more. Really, I don't understand the question...

Well it's a great question. Look
At the Singapore apple store. The gold 5s has been unavailable since 23rd September. Even today it's still unavailable. I live in Thailand and have ordered in the uk store just good luck I am there next couple of weeks.
If apple can't keep up demand why release another 25 countries when I am sure the 5s will just say Unavailable?

1) The 5s is sold out everywhere.

2) Ordering abroad won't get you local delivery. So yeah, order it abroad and pick it up when they have it.

3) They couldn't keep up demand because of the number of phones in the first batch. We could want Apple to introduce new iPhones next time after they have 300M in stock, but that would likely cause more leaks, possible break-ins at the factories, using 'older tech' in their new phones as they ar enow released months later than they could have and completely off-balance their release schedule.

No, I think they are doing the best they can. Besides, what do I know? They are the experts on this, and have the exact information to base their decisions on.
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Huh?

So many countries had only the 4S, no 5, only one model since 5s was released in the 1st tier countries.
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