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20 More Countries Get iPhone 3G On 22 August

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20 Countries Get iPhone 3G On 22 August

While the launch was shambolic the iPhone 3G still managed to ship more than one million units in its opening weekend and now we know when 20 more countries will be able to get their hands on the year's most hotly disputed handset.

22 August has been confirmed by Apple as the date when (*deep breath*) Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Uruguay, India, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Romania, the Philippines, Hungary, Singapore and four so far unnamed others will be able to (with luck) snap up the model.

Interestingly, this still only brings the iPhone 3G to a total of 45 countries to date which remains a long way from the excruciatingly drawn out 70 promised by Steve Jobs at the WWDC. In addition, given these countries are considerably less wealthy than those who were part of the first wave of releases (which included the UK, US, Germany, France, Japan, etc) sales probably won't spike as much this time around but they will certainly add further impetus for a phone which remains hard to come by almost everywhere.

Not bad for a handset which ultimately didn't quite live up to its billing...


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August 7, 2008, 8:51 pm

Ah, its been said before, but itd be nice if Apple would sort out the stock problems it has in the current markets before it rushes to new ones! Tho they are a company making money after all and the more countries where they are selling, the better ut looks for the shareholders I guess.

Incidentally, I read that Apple are ramping up the manufacture of the iPhone to massive amounts, and that several people are reporting "cracking" of the plastic on the back of the phones (altho its only really noticable on the white phones that you cant get here). Anyone noticed this with their phones?


August 7, 2008, 9:03 pm

Agreed Stelph. And yep, heard about the cracks:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/... (bottom)

Not seen any widespread reports since though


August 7, 2008, 11:55 pm

Let the world domination begin

M$ is finished in the Mobile Phone Market muhahahahhahahahhahahah

Nokia you are Next

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