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.