Apple Opens iPhone 4S Pre-Orders for Another 22 Countries



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]

  • Goldenboy13

    I don’t know about the new countires – but i ordered mine on the 15th and it stated at the time i wouldn’t get it until November 3rd.  But i received it yesterday – so it might be a case of under promising and over delivering which also happened with the ipad 2 I ordered a few months ago.

  • Aufdenschlips

    thx for the ray of hope

    just ordered one for my wife as a birthday present and got the 3rd to 8th as a delivery time frame

  • vijay

    Any idea when it would be released in India?

  • ? Planeta Apple ?

    what about pre orders for factory unlocked in US? any date?

  • ? Planeta Apple ?

    by the end of the year

  • Frap1412

    Ordered, delivery 23 november :-( 659 euro :-(  it’s always more difficult live in Italy

  • Yasaswy Nagavolu

    As usual India gets it when iPhone 5 is about to release.. There is a reason why Android is ruling here.. Coz these Apple products are launching late.. Samsung stuff are released earlier than in US & Europe in other hand.