Apple continues to rollout the new iPhone 5S and 5C, both of which are slated to launch in 25 additional countries on October 25. With quick stock outs of the iPhone 5S in Apple’s initial 11-country launch and continued low supply, the company is now looking to expand its sales to 25 new countries.
The iPhone 5S and 5C are said to be made available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.
By next Friday, Apple will launch the handsets in another set of countries which include: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
It should be noted that despite making the new iPhones available in more countries on launch day, Apple’s overall launch schedule isn’t as aggressive as the iPhone 5 rollout we experienced last year. Many of the countries mentioned above were actually granted access to the iPhone 5 by the end of September last year. If all goes according to plan though, Apple’s new iPhone models will be available in 100 countries by the end of 2013.