While some of us in North America have had our hands on the iPhone 5 for just over a month, folks in Mexico, Greece, India and other countries haven’t had the luxury of being able to purchase Apple’s hottest new phone. However, for many, that all changes on November 2nd as Apple has announced that it will be bringing the iPhone 5 to a ton of new countries on that date. We’ve embedded the full list of included countries below, but keep in mind that more countries may be added to this list soon:
There have been many questions surrounding the iPhone 5’s global launch over the last month. In fact, at Apple’s Q4 earnings call, Tim Cook said the following when asked by Mark Moskowitz, an analyst at JPMorgan, about the iPhone’s international launch:
[quote]What we did initially, Mark, was we planned the first 30-40 countries prior to introducing the product and rolled those out across September on two different dates. The balance of the quarter we planned with an eye toward the supply and what we think the demand will be, but we do plan these in advance and so it is not a precise science. And we obviously have to plan those with several weeks of notice and so occasionally it can be different than what we think.[/quote]
Sounds like there may be a bit of a sliding scale.