iPhone rollout: 42 countries, 575 million potential customer...

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    riscy

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    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 :(
     
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    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.
     
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    42 countries, and still no Japan. :mad:
     
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    I wonder if this whole delayed rollout to the world was because Apple were frightened that the iPhone would be another Newton?
     
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    Japan's mobile operators may have just decided not to announce yet...
     
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    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)???
     
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    there will be more than 3% buyers in switzerland than the average Europe^^

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

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