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Indonesian carrier Smartfren has announced it will begin accepting iPhone 7 pre-orders on Friday, March 24. Pricing has not been disclosed, but customers can sign up on Smartfren's website to receive more information. In-store sales at select authorized resellers will begin on Friday, March 31.

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While the iPhone 7 has been available in many other countries since September, the Indonesian government recently enacted a policy that requires 4G-capable smartphones to have at least 30 percent "local content," which can be hardware, software, or in this case, a commitment to invest in the country.

Apple satisfied the requirements of that policy when it committed around $44 million towards research and development in Indonesia over three years, which will include building an iOS App Development Center in the country. Apple received a "local content certification," allowing it to sell iPhones throughout Indonesia.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were the last smartphones that Apple officially sold in Indonesia, according to local website Coconuts Jakarta.

Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world, with an estimated population of over 260 million people.

Article Link: iPhone 7 Pre-Orders in Indonesia Begin March 24 Following Apple R&D Investment
 

alphaod

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I'm pretty those who can afford the iPhone 7 already bought them in neighboring countries or through gray market channels.
 
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Adithya007

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People may very well skip this to buy the slightly curved and gonna-be-infamously flat iPhone 6S Plus Plus Plus.
 

justperry

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Ah, Indonesia, plenty of good things to say about this country, like: Indonesians are really nice people, lots to see and many beautiful places, my girl is Indonesian and I lived there for about 7 years.
But politics is a bit backwards, although fairly stable after Suharto got the boot, it's one of the biggest democracies in the world.
On the other hand I can understand this, not lots of things are exported so the country needs jobs especially since so many people are jobless or live on a few dollars a day.

Indonesia, an island country bordering Malaysia in southeast Asia, has an estimated population of over 260 million people.

MR, sometimes you are weird, there was a time not to long ago (1-2 years) time there was an article, you said something similar like, Singapore, a country in South-East Asia south of Malaysia.
I think you can leave this out, Everyone here knows Singapore and I am pretty sure almost all people reading MR know Indonesia as well.
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Relentless Power

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I'm pretty those who can afford the iPhone 7 already bought them in neighboring countries or through gray market channels.

That's probably true, being it's been eight months since the launch. Although, the constraint was horrible this year for all models, which I'm not sure how that would affect other Countries based on the launch order.

@Sunnysunnysingh. Maybe you can share your experience on ordering your iPhone in Indonesia?.....or is it India?
 

Analog Kid

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MR, sometimes you are weird, there was a time not to long ago (1-2 years) time there was an article, you said something similar like, Singapore, a country in South-East Asia south of Malaysia.
I think you can leave this out, Everyone here knows Singapore and I am pretty sure almost all people reading MR know Indonesia as well.
Redundant information.
Looks like they changed it, but I found it funny that they thought people who don't know where Indonesia (pop: 260m, size: 2e6 km^2) is would suddenly be enlightened when told it was next to Malaysia (pop: 33m, size 330e3 km^2).
 
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That's probably true, being it's been eight months since the launch. Although, the constraint was horrible this year for all models, which I'm not sure how that would affect other Countries based on the launch order.

@Sunnysunnysingh. Maybe you can share your experience on ordering your iPhone in Indonesia?.....or is it India?
I got my iPhone 7 in September,I don't know anything about Indonesia :confused:
 

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I wonder why Malaysia was picked as the border and not the bigger country to the south of it, Australia.

MR, sometimes you are weird, there was a time not to long ago (1-2 years) time there was an article, you said something similar like, Singapore, a country in South-East Asia south of Malaysia.
I think you can leave this out, Everyone here knows Singapore and I am pretty sure almost all people reading MR know Indonesia as well.
Redundant information.
 

justperry

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I wonder why Malaysia was picked as the border and not the bigger country to the south of it, Australia.

MacRumors already edited the article, there's no need to say where Indonesia is, it's one of the bigger countries in the world, any educated person knows Indonesia.
Australia is not South-East Asia.
 

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That's probably true, being it's been eight months since the launch. Although, the constraint was horrible this year for all models, which I'm not sure how that would affect other Countries based on the launch order.

@Sunnysunnysingh. Maybe you can share your experience on ordering your iPhone in Indonesia?.....or is it India?



They never open pre order in Indonesia, because they never did. And the authorized resellers just shut their mouths like apple did, they never leaked the date or the prices before they released the phone. This is the first time apple open pre order in Indonesia
 
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