Video: Malaysia goes mad for the iPhone 4SDecember 16, 2011: 5:02 PM ET
But Brazil, where unlocked phones start at $1,400 U.S., not so much
Friday's launches were in Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Egypt, French West Indies, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Reunion Island, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. On Nov. 25 it launched in Colombia, Croatia, India, Macau, Macedonia, Moldova, Uruguay and Venezuela.
In the coverage we've seen so far, customers seemed pretty excited in Malaysia and more muted in Brazil, where Apple is charging 2,599 Brazilian Reals ($1,400) for an unlocked 16GB iPhone 4S -- a model you can pick up in the U.S. for $649.