Apple has today announced that it will launch the
iPhone 5 in 50 more countries in December, in an
unprecedented sales push for the Holiday season.
Chief executive Tim Cook’s logistics genius started
to show as Apple managed to cut down shipping
times to a week or less, just in time for the busiest
shopping season of the year.
The iPhone 5 is likely to finally become available to
everyone who wants it without the ridiculous
waiting time of several weeks. Apple’s timely
approach to the iPhone 5 launch sits in stark
contrast to Google’s largely failed Nexus 4 launch.
Unlike the iPhone 5, the Nexus 4 has gone out of
stock for its 8GB version again, and you’d need to
wait for after New Year’s to get the 16GB version.
The iPhone 5 is right now available in 47 countries
among which the biggest markets across the
The iPhone 5 will launch in South Africa on the 14th.
Here are the other countries that’ll launch the iPhone 5 on the same date: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia,
Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China,
Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia,
Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia,
Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama,
Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia,
South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab
Emirates and Venezuela.
The following countries will launch theirs on December 21st:
Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic,
Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar,
Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts,
St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia,
Uganda and Vietnam.