iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launching in many more countries on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Following their initial launches last month, Apple today announced that its new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will see expanded availability in October and November. The second round of iPhone 5s and 5c launches will take place on Oct. 25 when the two handsets arrive in countries like Austria, Finland, Russia and South Korea. Another round of launches will go down a week later on Nov. 1 and will include countries such as India, Mexico and Turkey. The full lists of both launches are as follows:
- Oct. 25: 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
- Nov. 1: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE
The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are currently available in 11 different countries, including the U.S., U.K., China and France. Obviously these next two rounds of launches will significantly expand the presence of the new iOS hardware around the globe. Apple is reportedly planning an event for new iPads on Oct. 22, and it's confirmed that it will announce its Q4 fiscal 2013 results on Oct. 28, so it's looking like the end of October and start of November will be big for the Cupertino firm.