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After Apple has finished the phase 1 and 2 of launching iPhone 3G worldwide, it is now launching the phase 3. In the first phase they released iPhone in 22...
09-24-2008, 10:26 AM #1
iPhone 3G now coming to 29 more countries!!
After Apple has finished the phase 1 and 2 of launching iPhone 3G worldwide, it is now launching the phase 3.
In the first phase they released iPhone in 22 countries on 11th July, 2008 which included Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US.
After that, the second phase was launched in 22 more countries on 22nd August, 2008 i.e. just more than a month which included countries like Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Liechtenstein, Macau, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, and Uruguay.
Now, they have launched the third phase. All the countries will not get it on the same day unlike first two phases out of which many will get the phone as soon as this weekend!
The countries included in phase 3 are Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Russia, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey, and Venezuela.
This makes a total of 73 countries covering Apple's objective of covering more than 70 countries by the end of the year!
Some notable exclusions from the third phase are China and Korea. It seems that the judiciary is making things difficult for Apple but we hope they will be added soon.
[Apple via AppleInsider]
09-24-2008, 10:34 AM #2
******* sweet, they coming to JAMAICAEXPERIENCE FROM THE PAST | TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FUTURE
09-24-2008, 10:35 AM #3
Panama? wow Finally and i wonder with who? Movistar or Cable&Wireless from the UK?
I bet Telefonica got the Deal!
09-24-2008, 11:21 AM #4
does this mean that it will include the localized language for these countries ??
09-24-2008, 11:30 AM #5
hey bug3000 you from Jamaica
09-24-2008, 12:08 PM #6
Looks like eBay prices are gonna go down a bit.
09-24-2008, 12:10 PM #7
I hope in Saudi Arabia soon
09-24-2008, 12:27 PM #8
Still no Puerto Rico? That's weird, it'll come out in the Dominican Republic first, maybe since everyone in PR that wants an iPhone already has one
09-24-2008, 12:35 PM #9
wow, wait till nigerian scam emails start......."dear sir, our prince would like to be pay you for several iphones and we will give you a fee for handling and shipping" hahahahahahahahaha
09-24-2008, 01:28 PM #10
Apple are going to surpass the 10 million target.
Damn!! I was hoping for them to fail and then feel miserable and then make the iPhone really, really, really cheap. So they'd realise that the iPhone needs Video, MMS and C&P to compete with other phones and therefore a massive iPhone update.
09-24-2008, 02:23 PM #11
what does that mean for us in jamaica?
09-24-2008, 02:31 PM #12
as usual they include alot of countries but never Lebanon, where by the way almost anyone who knows how to use a mobile has an IPhone, i even saw a 3g once, weird, knwoing that it is still locked.
anyway, since qatar, egypt and jordan will have it soon it will be easy for us to get t as well. as usual either stolen or bought and resold or simply under the table phones.
MEH as long as we have it near..
09-24-2008, 02:53 PM #13
Hack the planet!I write Mac only tutorials for the iPhone and own every model. My iPhones run on the following SIMs/networks: AT&T, GoPhone, H2O, O2, SimpleMobile, T-Mobile and Verizon.
09-24-2008, 03:00 PM #14
They left out Pakistan, i think our turn will come after Afghanistan
09-24-2008, 03:01 PM #15
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09-24-2008, 04:25 PM #17
Btw, if you haven't figured out, I'm of Pakistani origin.
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09-24-2008, 05:39 PM #19
26 september aviable in my country - Latvia
09-24-2008, 06:34 PM #20
*crossing fingers for korea* i hope they lift that stupid wipi law... I had to rethink moving there if that meant living without my iphone LOL