Apple sets iPhone launch in 51 new markets

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In this Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, a sales person pulls out an iPhone 5s for a customer during the opening day of sales of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C in Hialeah, Florida. The new iPhone models, coming off record opening sales, will be launched in 51 new markets by Nov. 1, including Russia, Spain and Italy, the company said Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. AP

NEW YORK CITY—Apple’s new iPhone models, coming off record opening sales, will be launched in more than 50 new markets by Nov. 1, including Russia, Spain and Italy, the company said Wednesday.

The iPhone 5S and 5C will go on sale in 35 additional markets starting Oct. 25 and another 16 on Nov. 1, an Apple statement said.

Apple launched the new handsets last month in the United States, China and a handful of other markets, and reported nine million sold in the first three days, in the biggest iPhone launch in the company’s history.

The new devices, including the lower-cost iPhone 5C, are aimed at helping Apple reverse market share losses against smartphones using the Google Android operating system, which hold about three-fourths of the market.

The new iPhones will be launched Oct. 25 in 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.

A Nov. 1 launch has been set for Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

The new phones went on sale last month in the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore.

Apple said last month that more than 200 million of its smartphones and tablets are now running the redesigned operating system iOS 7, “making it the fastest software upgrade in history.”

The new operating system has a bolder look, and includes the free iTunes Radio launched by Apple. It is a free upgrade for a number of iPhones and iPads sold in the past couple of years.

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  • Le Commentor

    iPhone 5’s’ – same-sh i t

  • Meow Ming

    All returned/rma’d and refurbished unit will be released by December in the Philippines. Yipeeee!!!

    T***na nyo Apple!

    • reddfrog

      Punta ka ng Scarborough. Since controlled ng Tsina hence Chinese territory dapat released na ang iPhone doon.

      • Meow Ming

        Ikaw uwi ka na sa Taiwan, nandito ka na naman para magbenta ng mga kontrabando mo.

  • JuanMasipag

    available by december sa globe. lagi namang ganun, apple sticks to it’s schedule. it’s always december for ph for the iphone.

    for the haters, relax sa sour graping baka atakihin ka sa puso

    sent from my iPhone 5S, hehehe

  • Retsameht

    HAY NAKU, GAMITIN N’YO MGA UTAK N’YO!

    KUNG AKO SA INYO HINTAYIN NALANG NINYO ANG:

    iPHONE 12S, 12C, at NEW iPAD 9!
    MAS MAGANDA DAW ITO DAHIL RUNNING iOS 22 NA!

    IRE-RELEASE ITO LAHAT SA 2016!

    KASABAY SA PAGTAKBO NILA NOG-NOG, JUNGGOY, POGI REVILLA SA 2016!

    HAY SUS PILIPINAS!

  • Mulat_Ako

    Namonopolya kasi ng smart at globe ang iphone kaya wala kang mabili sa apple stores. Anyway, maraming source na mabibilhan at mas mura pa.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    then don’t patronize apple. that simple. lets see if their value still rise.

    • AntiAko

      them attention-seeking, social-climbing people are whining….

  • NoWorryBHappy

    :
    Not launching in the Philippines ?
    Thank God. Simply, we cannot live beyond our means.
    An Android smartphone is more than sufficient.

    :

    • AntiAko

      Wala ang Pinas dahil hindi naman nabibili sa Apple Store Philippines ang iPhones, kailangan pang dumaan sa carriers. Madugas kasi ang mga mobile companies sa Pinas. Sa mababang plans mas mahal pa ang unit kesa sa suggested retail price ng Apple. Kumbaga, tiba tiba talaga ang kita nila dahil imbes na i-subsidize eh tutubuan pa nila. Observation ko yan…

  • graveh

    graveh ha wala talaga ang pilipinas. nacacahiya.

    • AntiAko

      At bakit naman ikakahiya natin na hindi ila-launch ang iPhone sa Pinas? Dito na ba nasusukat ang galing natin bilang bansa?

  • Batang 80’s

    So… when is the iPhone 6 coming?

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