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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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iPhone 5 Launching in India and Other Countries on November 2




The Economic Times reports that Apple will be launching the iPhone 5 in India on November 2, one week from today. The launch had previously been rumored for today, but the new report claims that shipping delays forced Apple to push the launch back by a week.

Apple's global rollout plan was addressed in the company's earnings conference call yesterday, with CEO Tim Cook acknowledging in response to a question from JPMorgan analyst Mark Moskowitz that schedules are somewhat fluid based on supply and demand.
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What we did initially, Mark, was we planned the first 30-40 countries prior to introducing the product and rolled those out across September on two different dates. The balance of the quarter we planned with an eye toward the supply and what we think the demand will be, but we do plan these in advance and so it is not a precise science. And we obviously have to plan those with several weeks of notice and so occasionally it can be different than what we think.
It does appear that this next round of launches coming on November 2 is a fairly substantial one, as we have also seen reports saying that the iPhone 5 will be launching on that date in Bulgaria, Malta, Romania, and Thailand, and there are likely to be other countries included in this group.

Apple noted during its conference call that it remains on track to make the iPhone 5 available in at least 100 countries by the end of the year, although many of those additions will not be coming until December. The device launched in nine countries on September 21, with an additional 22 countries seeing debuts on September 28.

Update 10:01 AM: Greece is also included in this round of launches. MacRumors posters have noted that the device will also be launching in Croatia, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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wonder what the wait time will be on pre-orders?

Just not sure how Apple/foxconn is going to keep up with demand.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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wonder what the wait time will be on pre-orders?

Just not sure how Apple/foxconn is going to keep up with demand.
1,000,000,000 pre-orders = ~ 1.5 years
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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In Mexico too

Its been anounced on TV by the 2 major carriers over here, TELCEL and MOVISTAR

http://www.telcel.com/portal/home.do


http://www.movistar.com.mx/iphone/
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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In Croatia too...
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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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
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:50 AM   #7
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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
College or an iPhone? That cost would keep the iPhone sales down in India.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:53 AM   #8
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This is great news for consumers. Go Apple!!!

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:54 AM   #9
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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?
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:55 AM   #10
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Any news on when the factory unlock iPhone 5 will be available for purchase in the US?

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:56 AM   #11
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and they still are 3-4 weeks behind rest of the world...

still have not released the unlocked version in the US.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:56 AM   #12
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Any news on when the factory unlock iPhone 5 will be available for purchase in the US?

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Or any iPhone 5 for that matter?
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:59 AM   #13
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Or any iPhone 5 for that matter?
OOOOH I had completely forgotten about the FoxConn issues and the delays.

I'm getting really really anxious and or aggravated.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:00 PM   #14
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Greece also @ 2 Nov

http://www.vodafone.gr/portal/client...paign=iPhone-5

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:13 PM   #15
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The iPhone 5 is not "coming soon" to anywhere....according to Apple it still takes at least 3-4 weeks to ship an order from them. For that reason, I'm not getting one. Too much of a hassle.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:18 PM   #16
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Oh they're sending the iPhone I ordered 4 weeks ago to India, that explains the message I got from my carrier yesterday that it will take another 3 weeks before they receive a new shipment...
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:23 PM   #17
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Oh they're sending the iPhone I ordered 4 weeks ago to India, that explains the message I got from my carrier yesterday that it will take another 3 weeks before they receive a new shipment...
Doh!
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:26 PM   #18
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iPhone 5 is super vindaloo right now!!
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:28 PM   #19
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64 GB is said to cost around $ 1200 unlocked - this is official pricing in all iStores!
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:35 PM   #20
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Really?

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Update 10:01 AM: Greece is also included in this round of launches.


I guess Greece will need more bailout monies so they can buy new iPhone.


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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:48 PM   #21
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In Croatia too...
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Update 10:01 AM: Greece is also included in this round of launches. MacRumors posters have noted that the device will also be launching in Croatia, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.
Yeah but does anyone in Greece have $.02? No they're all skint .
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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, 01:03 PM   #24
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I've been waiting nearly a month for my iPhone 5 and it still says three to four weeks in the US. So, I'm not sure how they're going to be able to keep up with demand.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:25 PM   #25
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It's silly to keep rolling out when they haven't caught up with orders yet...
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