Although the iPhone 4S is already available in the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK, Germany, France, and Japan and now Apple opened up preorders for customers in 22 more countries ahead of the widespread launch. Both white and black models, in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB are on offer, though estimated shipping times are expected to be 1-2 weeks and that could put home deliveries up to a week past in-store availability, which is set to take place in the 22 new locations on October 28……………….
Apple announced when it unveiled the iPhone 4S that it would reach 22 more countries by the end of October and in keeping with that time line the company opened up preorders for the device in those countries on Friday with expected shipping times of one to two weeks, giving millions of people the opportunity to join in the Siri fun. iPhone fans in the following countries can now begin to pre-order their choice of iPhone 4S, be that white or black, and 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. Delivery times are a tad vague right now with Apple’s online stores claiming delivery is expected in 1-2 weeks although some are reporting over-the-phone orders are receiving slightly shorter quotes and the initial roll-out included the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK. It took just 24 hours for 1 million pre-orders to be made across those countries, and by the end of the first weekend of the iPhone 4S being on sale, Apple was already calling it their most successful iPhone launch ever. Bringing a further twenty-two countries online can only help to bolster Apple’s takings, which have come under renewed scrutiny after their recent earnings call. Apple’s iPhone sales fell slightly below par for the most recent quarter of 2011, though it appears the iPhone 4S’ stellar take-up will all but eradicate that shortfall. With changes under the hood including the addition of Apple’s A5 dual-core processor, an all-new 8-megapixel one and Siri bringing some much needed software glitz, Apple seems to have hit another home run, despite what the naysayers may have believed. The lucky territories are:
- Czech Republic