FORTUNE -- If anyone knows how to roll new products out around the world, Apple (AAPL) does.
And when Reunion Island (pop. 800,000) is on the list of 62 countries that will be getting the new iPhones by Nov. 1 and Indonesia (pop. 234 million) isn't, you know that disposable income is a more important factor than population size.
So how to explain the fact that Brazil (pop. 193 million), the 23rd richest country in the world by per capita personal income, isn't getting the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C -- at least for now?
UPDATE: According to a Portuguese-language story Monday in Globo's G1, the new iPhones are expected to come to Brazil in December. Thanks to Walter Piecyk for the link.
UPDATE 2: Apple gets clearance to sell new iPhone models in Brazil. Note: Assembled in Brazil by Foxconn.
The analysts' estimates range from 23 million to 32 million. Median: 27 million iPhones.
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Samsung's latest Galaxy S phone may be a technical wonder, but it's increasingly the base software that really matters in mobile.
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FORTUNE -- Samsung's splashy launch party for its fourth-generation Galaxy S mobile device isn't going to have much of an impact in its war with Apple. That's because the battleground for dominance in the mobile space has shifted away from the hardware and physical design of phones and toward MOREMar 15, 2013 5:00 AM ET
A scientific explanation of Apple users' unique grief a year after his death.
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FORTUNE -- In the weeks following the death of Apple's CEO and co-founder one year ago today, more than a million people sent emails to an address set up by Apple (AAPL). Messages on blogs, Facebook (FB) and Twitter, and even makeshift in-store memorials, demonstrated a collective sadness at the Apple co-founder's passing. And MOREOct 5, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The phonemaker and the software giant have struggled in smartphones. But together they just might crack the corporate market.
Nokia's recent decision to outfit its phones with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software should be a CIO's dream come true. Corporate tech chiefs love their vendors to compete, and the Nokia/Microsoft hookup would appear to offer companies a viable alternative to RIM, (RIMM) whose BlackBerry system rules with a 33% share of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 15, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Fortune's final poll of Apple analysts -- professional and amateur
We'll find out whose estimates were closest to the mark when Apple (AAPL) releases its earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2011 shortly after the markets close. A conference call with analysts is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. EST (2 p.m. PST). The hour-long session will be webcast here.
We'll compare the estimates to the actual results and publish MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 18, 2011 6:53 AM ET
Mac sales, not iPhones or the new tablet, will drive near-term gains says a key Apple analyst
Throw another 200,000 Macs on the barbie.
Less than a week before Apple's (AAPL) Q1 2010 earnings report, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster raised his Mac sales estimate Tuesday to 3.1 million from 2.9 million and his price target to $279 from $277.
In a research note entitled "2010 Year of the Mac," Munster cited NPD Group MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 19, 2010 9:03 AM ET
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