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  • Apple Bringing Scarce iPhone 4 Supplies to 17 More Countries This Week



    If you recently cringed at the thought of already scarcely limited iPhone 4 supplies reaching new international markets earlier this month... just wait. This Friday, July 30th, the iPhone 4 will arrive in seventeen new countries. As a result, there's no shortage of Apple fans who think Apple continues to bite off more than it can possibly chew - particularly among those still waiting for a white version of the updated 4th gen Apple smartphone. Watching from the sidelines in disbelief as Cupertino brings the device to a bundle of additional countries this week, some are naturally very, very concerned about Apple's ability to maintain adequate supplies while hyping and clearly generating profound demand in so many new places.

    In only four days, the iPhone 4 will arrive in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Apple will make the product available to customers in those nations via the company's website, as well as Apple Authorized Resellers. As it stands, Apple is aggressively working toward its goal of making the iPhone 4 available in close to 90 countries around the world by the time fall arrives.

    The iPhone 4 roll out trails the recent international arrival of the iPad in many of the same nations. Just last week, the iPad officially went on sale in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore. And even though the international attention is frustrating to many in the US who feel that this "American company" should satisfy demand at home first before taking their product abroad, the global marketplace continues to play an enormous role in Apple's growth and strong financial standing. And even though some are fearful that Apple's international push will further diminish supplies at home, the truth of the matter is that supplies will be severely constrained everywhere the iPhone 4 is available.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Bringing Scarce iPhone 4 Supplies to 17 More Countries This Week started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 43 Comments
    1. alirz's Avatar
      alirz -
      im actually waiting for the fixed/patched version of the iphone 4. which might include some kind of internal fix for the "antenna issue". I hoping it could be in september. If there is going to be one that is.
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      I think that mods should delete any and ALL posts that say "1st, First, or even SECOND seems cool now".... So the rest of us can continue reading meaningful posts.

      JMO
    1. ThugSmokerzOnly's Avatar
      ThugSmokerzOnly -
      **** americans. lowering our chances of getting a phone. stay in your own country.

      screw americans
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      ^ lol

      i really hope i can get my hands on one on friday! theres only one apple store in calgary though and it's a gong show EVERY day, so I don't even wanna go near it on friday.

      Rogers better sell it commitment free!
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThugSmokerzOnly View Post
      **** americans. lowering our chances of getting a phone. stay in your own country.

      screw americans

      Aside from working and a little vacation we do stay in our own country... Its others that pile 5000 people on a river raft to try and get to the US... hmmm when was the last time you seen an american try to leave the US on those conditions???

      Bash all you will but its you wanting our crap now...!!!

      *POSTED WITH a Since of Humor! as I am sure he wasn't really bashing the US... Soooo Joke people hahahehe humor?!?

      ***And if you were serious and a American hater... Than...mum...piss off mate.. ;-) lol
    1. ThugSmokerzOnly's Avatar
      ThugSmokerzOnly -
      ye of course humor. all my favourite rappers and all taht other type of **** are from america. including da iphone m waiting for.
    1. Markanthony3211's Avatar
      Markanthony3211 -
      They seriously need to worry about their 'home land' before anywhere else.

      Side Note: Looks like I'm not the only "Darker Than Black" fan. lol
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Yes, we know you listen to Bone Thugs N Harmony.... Your handle says it all
    1. ThugSmokerzOnly's Avatar
      ThugSmokerzOnly -
      its not like its money. and there giving money away to 17 different countries when not everyone is america has. its a phone. You should be ******** about america spending all this other money on other countries when they have unlimited ghettos.

      what does that have anything to do with what were talking about?
    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      Don't play Apple for a fool. This is exactly what Apple wants. Demand. The shortage wasn't by mistake. If you think about it. If everyone was able to get the i4 at release date how many people would be left to buy the i4? Saturation of the i4 would drop demand and the i4 would be like yesterday new paper pretty much old news. Many may disagree with me but think about it.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      i love how they can have a short supply for other countries when they cant even keep up with it in the U.S. apples up to something
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      WTF ?!?!?! I waited 2 weeks for my i4 only to receive an email (at 4am) from AT&T telling me that (for some unknown reason, my order was canceled.

      I had to place another order and now a week later (as I still wait for mine) Apple "suddenly" has enough i4's to ship to 17 other countries !?!!

      NOTE TO APPLE: WTF ! what about your customers in THIS country ?!?!?
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThugSmokerzOnly View Post
      ye of course humor. all my favourite rappers and all taht other type of **** are from america. including da iphone m waiting for.
      Lol
    1. adamnur's Avatar
      adamnur -
      Quote Originally Posted by XFaega View Post
      Don't play Apple for a fool. This is exactly what Apple wants. Demand. The shortage wasn't by mistake. If you think about it. If everyone was able to get the i4 at release date how many people would be left to buy the i4? Saturation of the i4 would drop demand and the i4 would be like yesterday new paper pretty much old news. Many may disagree with me but think about it.
      Who would disagree? It's basic economics. Apple does this with every product pretty much. I just hope I can get an i4 this friday, my 3g is pissing me off.

      And btw, this will not be "taking away" any supply from you blessed yanks. Apple obviously has unit budgets for each country, and would be following these regardless so that they can create shortages worldwide! Seriously though lol.

      Rogers is pretty damn annoying though. No pre-order, not even a launch announcement. It's going to be a blood bath.
    1. rafx80's Avatar
      rafx80 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      WTF ?!?!?! I waited 2 weeks for my i4 only to receive an email (at 4am) from AT&T telling me that (for some unknown reason, my order was canceled.

      I had to place another order and now a week later (as I still wait for mine) Apple "suddenly" has enough i4's to ship to 17 other countries !?!!

      NOTE TO APPLE: WTF ! what about your customers in THIS country ?!?!?
      You should of ordered it from Apple instead of AT&T.
    1. goldsaint's Avatar
      goldsaint -
      wait a second...maybe i misread or something..but white iphon is coming to the 17 countries this friday, but not in the US ?

      meaning they will have factory unlocked white iphone 4 at canadian Apple stores on friday 30th of July ?

      please correct me if i am wrong, but i thought the white iphone 4 was delayed for the entire world for months to come..
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      It doesn't say anything about white iPhones other than Apple is biting more than it can chew as you can see with the people waiting for white iPhone 4s.

      Meaning that the black will launch in 17 more countries dispite the shortages in the countries they are already shipping to.
    1. krazy4me2bme's Avatar
      krazy4me2bme -
      LoL i've been waiting 30 days to get mine and its still not shipped and no status update from apple yet either.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      Stocks^
    1. marko111's Avatar
      marko111 -
      why shouldnt they release in other countries????? anerica is NOT the world, regardless of what lots of you think (probably because as someone said you DO stay at home). we live in a WORLD, apple is a global company. Theyve already sold 17 million to you and your 3 other friends, why shouldnt the rest of the world get them now, a month later???? i would ask why they didnt roll them out world wide all at the same time?? youve had a month before anyone else, stop whining about back orders and satisfying yourselves before giving anyone else a chance, thats just too much of the american attitude. but i know it wont change and i know ill be flamed(/rant)