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MacBytes
May 17, 2008, 11:48 AM
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riscy
May 17, 2008, 12:00 PM
Here in Kazakhstan the iPhone is already massively popular (at $1000 a pop!), so when it goes official here and the price drops, I might even get one :)

But I don't think we will make the 42 countries yet :(

Eraserhead
May 18, 2008, 04:41 AM
That 3% share of 600 million (18 million) will probably prove to be conservative, as the current model lacks 3G and everyone knows it, so sales in Europe especially were much lower than would be expected.

mavis
May 18, 2008, 07:05 AM
42 countries, and still no Japan. :mad:

PCMacUser
May 18, 2008, 09:08 AM
I wonder if this whole delayed rollout to the world was because Apple were frightened that the iPhone would be another Newton?

Eraserhead
May 18, 2008, 09:13 AM
42 countries, and still no Japan. :mad:

Japan's mobile operators may have just decided not to announce yet...

ThinkGeek
May 18, 2008, 09:44 AM
Is SingTel only providing iPhone in Singapore, or will its subsidiary companies will provide the iPhone in their respective country (ex. will Telkomsel(which is a subsidiary of SingTel) provide iPhone service in Indonesia)???

g8bo
May 18, 2008, 09:49 AM
there will be more than 3% buyers in switzerland than the average Europe^^

hopefully with a non-overpriced contract... :apple:

Rocketman
May 18, 2008, 06:17 PM
I wonder if this whole delayed rollout to the world was because Apple were frightened that the iPhone would be another Newton?

In a rare move Steve expressly stated it was because power management was not "there yet" on 3G chips. One presumes Apple's V1.0 of 3G with power management at least makes the roll out practical. Note the feature to turn it off when not needed!

Rocketman