The iPhone X went on sale in 13 more countries today, bringing the total worldwide availability to more than 70 different markets.
Countries added today include Albania, Bosnia, Cambodia, Kosovo, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey.
Of these markets, the most notable from an Apple watchers’ perspective is South Korea, home to Apple’s chief competitor Samsung. Yesterday, on the eve of the iPhone X launch, authorities in South Korea raided Apple’s offices in Seoul.
The move raised about whether the South Korean government may be trying to hurt Apple prior to the release of one of its most sought-after products in years. Somewhat suspiciously, it came following reports that the handset had experienced a massive surge of orders from customers, with all the pre–order handsets selling out within minutes.
The iPhone X looks set to be one of Apple’s biggest hits in years, and potentially the device which drives the company over the fabled $1 trillion market cap. In addition to good reviews, it has also been surprisingly readily available — with most handsets shipping within a couple of weeks.
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