Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to be one of the products aiding Apple in reaching its predicted $52 billion this holiday season. The iPhone 5 has already broken previous iPhone sales records set by Apple with the iPhone 4S and it is no wonder why. The iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever produced, featuring a 4-inch Retina display, A6 chip and 4G LTE connectivity.
The iPhone 5 is currently available in 47 countries worldwide including the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Apple has announced in a press release today that it plans to bring the iPhone 5 to 50 additional countries in December. This includes South Korea, Turkey and Russia.
You can check out the full press release from Apple in the quoted area below.
CUPERTINO, California—December 3, 2012—Apple® today announced iPhone® 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7, with more than 50 additional countries being added in December, including Brazil, Russia and Taiwan. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless*—all while delivering even better battery life.**
iPhone 5 is currently available in 47 countries around the world including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: Shared Photo Streams, Facebook integration, all-new Maps app, Passbook® organization and even more Siri® features and languages.
iPhone 5 comes in either black & slate or white & silver for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
iPhone 4S is available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 is available for free with a two-year contract from participating carriers.
iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7 and on Friday, December 14 in 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. iPhone 5 will also be available on Friday, December 21 in Barbados, 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.
With the iPhone 5 being offered in over 50 additional countries, bringing the total number to 97 by the end of December, Apple will further increase its grasp on the smartphone market; especially in overseas countries. Do you live in one of the countries that Apple will making the iPhone 5 available to in December? Drop us a line in the comments section below and let us know.