Apple has today opened up iPhone 4S pre-orders through its online store for an additional 22 countries, where the Cupertino company will launch the device a week today, on Friday, October 28.
Following its launch in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and Japan on October 14, the iPhone 4S will extend to another 22 countries next week, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Customers in these countries are unlikely to get their device on October 28 if they’re ordering online, however. The huge demand for the iPhone 4S means there’s currently a 1-2 week shipping delay, and users are likely to receive deliveries between November 3-9 instead. Though the handset will be available from retail outlets next Friday.
The iPhone 4S is available unlocked in a number of the new regions, unlike the U.S. and Japan where it’s currently only available with a carrier commitment. However, the U.S. is set to get the unlocked iPhone 4S in November, which will enable those currently stuck in a contract to upgrade early without a new commitment.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 4S in an additional 70 countries by the end of the year.
[via The Next Web]