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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:41 PM   #26
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It's silly to keep rolling out when they haven't caught up with orders yet...
Definitely agree. To drive up demand no doubt. Not to "side" with apple but business-wise it makes sense. For consumers who are not "connected" in those countries, yes this is a total bummer and Annoying.

"Big boy apple do what big boy apple want" type of thing I guess.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:01 PM   #27
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Meanwhile, wait time in the USA for people who still want to buy one is 4 weeks.

Hey Apple: How about you ramp up production enough to meet existing demand before you start selling in more countries? Or would that be too much to ask?
I think the reason of the shipping delay in U.S is because Apple can make more profit on other countries than the U.S. Some of the US quota might go to other countries.

In Thailand, the iPhone 5 price started from $799 with no contract and $770 with monthly payment plan. It's make sense that Apple might want to gain a big profit from selling hardware to these countries. There are three carriers in Thailand. One carrier confirmed that the reservation has been full, within 12 hrs.

In my view, Apple can make big fans in U.S., and make large profits in short time from other countries as well.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 04:17 PM   #28
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I think the reason of the shipping delay in U.S is because Apple can make more profit on other countries than the U.S.
I think that's probably true. I think another part of the equation is that Apple can keep the revenues outside of the US and not have to pay corporate tax on them unless they repatriate the funds to the US accounts. So there's tremendous tax savings for them, also.

I'm not sure how much this plays into their decision, but they do hold significant amounts of cash outside the US for this very reason.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 04:29 PM   #29
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Yeah but does anyone in Greece have $.02? No they're all skint .
Stupid.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 05:01 PM   #30
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jel moguce da nisam jedini hrvat ovdje
nisi jedini!

i ordered my iphone 3 weeks ago and still i have to wait 2-3 weeks they say...
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 06:18 PM   #31
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Still not in China? China is like Apple's second-biggest market in the world, yet they get those products later than anybody else.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 06:24 PM   #32
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:06 PM   #33
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:33 PM   #34
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Nice, I tought that I had to wait until december.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:46 PM   #35
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Malaysia...?

No mention of Malaysia this time. In previous roll-outs Malaysia has been included in this all important second/third batch of countries. Well maybe there's still a chance; I'm clinging to the phrase, "there are likely to be other countries included in this group".
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 08:00 PM   #36
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Yeah but does anyone in Greece have $.02? No they're all skint .
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 10:00 PM   #37
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64 GB is said to cost around $ 1200 unlocked - this is official pricing in all iStores!
US$849 actually. They had it posted on website at launch, then pulled it down.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/13/iph...-and-849-64gb/
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 10:44 PM   #38
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This thing won't see much success in India. with no subsidies, this thing retails @60,000 INR, it's very expensive! to put things into perspective, you can get a new car for 200,000 INR or a year's undergrad college tuition @60,000
Sure can, but you sure cannot get a BMW for 200,000 INR. You can get a sardine can for 200,000 INR.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 02:12 AM   #39
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US$849 actually. They had it posted on website at launch, then pulled it down.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/13/iph...-and-849-64gb/
I am talking about price in India. Last year I purchased 4S during the launch which was costing almost same for 32 GB model(paid $900).
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 05:28 AM   #40
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 10:11 AM   #41
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No offense to all these countries, but why doesn't Apple first catch up with the orders in the initial countries? Most places I checked have a 4-6 week waiting time!
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 10:36 AM   #42
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 11:25 AM   #43
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Compared to the other iPhones launched in Romania, this one has the highest prices. The phones are more expensive that what the 3G, 3GS, 4 or 4s were at launch, and the contracts have around 2 euros/month more than before. I "love" how the anti-monopoly government organisation doesn't give a **** about consumer prices... I'll have to see what really is going on after the 2nd of November launch.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 11:27 AM   #44
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Paid up at apple reseller "imagine store" here in Bangalore, have to collect it at the launch event on Nov 2nd. 849$ when i do the conversion for 16GB. Hefty tag still worth it!
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 07:33 PM   #45
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Yeah but does anyone in Greece have $.02? No they're all skint .
They are selling in bankrupt Greece but not Turkey?? goodgame Apple, goodgame..
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 08:26 PM   #46
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No offense to all these countries, but why doesn't Apple first catch up with the orders in the initial countries? Most places I checked have a 4-6 week waiting time!
because the people in those other countries are getting pissed off...

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Old Oct 28, 2012, 04:13 AM   #47
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just called an iStore in hyderabad and they are saying that phone will be introduced here on 2nd nov but will be available on 3rd.

they even took my contact no. and will be notifying when pre-orders begin
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 06:10 AM   #48
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The imagine store here in Mumbai told me the phone has launched already lol but it the phone will only be available on 3rd or 4th Nov.

I wanna see both the colors before i buy one. I was interested in white till the 4s. but now i somehow dont like the white and silver on the back.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 11:10 AM   #49
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In malta. We could preorder from last Friday but only for those on contract. The rest have to wait with no idea when it will be available
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 11:23 PM   #50
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This thing won't see much success in India. with no subsidies, this thing retails @60,000 INR, it's very expensive! to put things into perspective, you can get a new car for 200,000 INR or a year's undergrad college tuition @60,000
Its 54,000 for the 64 gig and 44,000 for the 16 gig... The iphone fever is now catching up in India though...
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