Although we have known for some time that the iPhone would make its long awaited debut in South Korea, now we know when the grand reveal will take place. A local carrier in South Korea announced Sunday that the globally popular iPhone will be formally introduced into "one of the world's most sophisticated mobile phone markets" this Thursday - which is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.
Possibly poised to give the folks at Apple something to really be "thankful" for, there is no shortage of hype accompanying the iPhone's big debut in South Korea, although it seems mobile analysts in the US are far more excited about the iPhone coming to South Korea than South Korean residents are.
Despite the country's burgeoning competitive mobile landscape, this weekend, PMP Today reported some intriguing estimates on what sales could look like and how powerful the iPhone's introduction to the South Korean marketplace "could" prove.
Despite facing stiff competition from veteran local players such as Samsung and LG, KT is still very optimistic about their newest offering, the iPhone, as they expect to sell around 100,000 to 500,000 units once its releases in Korea.
Given that the iPhone didn’t fare so well in Japan (only 200,000 units sold since 2008), a market somewhat similar to Korea, we’re not too sure where KT is drawing their optimism from.
It will be fascinating this week to watch the iPhone roll out into one of the world's most saturated mobile markets - a community of 47 million mobile users already exposed to top mobile products and services. Will the iPhone fly or flop? Chances are we'll know the answer sooner rather than later.
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