iPhone 5 Launching in India and Other Countries on November 2

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  1. Qibbly macrumors newbie

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    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.:confused:
     
  2. tuamtuem, Oct 26, 2012
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    tuamtuem macrumors member

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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. 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. :eek:

    In my view, Apple can make big fans in U.S., and make large profits in short time from other countries as well.
     
  3. rnizlek macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  4. sths-gr macrumors member

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    Stupid.
     
  5. 32KFJ macrumors regular

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    nisi jedini! :D

    i ordered my iphone 3 weeks ago and still i have to wait 2-3 weeks they say...
     
  6. maxwelltech macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    Anxiously waiting for the iPhone launch in Brazil for just USD 1299,99.
     
  8. Westyfield2 macrumors 6502a

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    Jeez, you seem to have missed the smiley. Here it is again for your benefit: :p
     
  9. xAgustinx macrumors regular

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    Nice, I tought that I had to wait until december.
     
  10. Scrumper macrumors member

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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". :)
     
  11. dyrer macrumors member

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    Apple knows where to sell iPhone ;)
    :apple:
     
  12. mKizzo macrumors member

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  13. mdriftmeyer macrumors 68030

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    Sure can, but you sure cannot get a BMW for 200,000 INR. You can get a sardine can for 200,000 INR.
     
  14. Ramchi macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 5 finally in India ......!! Yay :D

    Paid my Pre booking money today at the apple store :cool:

    64 GB White :apple:
     
  16. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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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!
     
  17. lvcttl macrumors newbie

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    좋은 말씀 감사드리며, 아이폰5의 조속한 출시를 위해서 skt에서도 노력중에 있으며, 최선을 다하겠습니다.
     
  18. 0997853 Suspended

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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... :rolleyes: I'll have to see what really is going on after the 2nd of November launch.
     
  19. jaggunothing macrumors regular

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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! :p
     
  20. toughboy macrumors 6502a

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    They are selling in bankrupt Greece but not Turkey?? goodgame Apple, goodgame..
     
  21. orthorim macrumors 6502

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    because the people in those other countries are getting pissed off...

    - from another country.

    ;)
     
  22. arif1490 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  23. DevilInDisguise macrumors member

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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.
     
  24. kwanzaa macrumors newbie

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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
     
  25. j4zb4 macrumors 6502a

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    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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