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.
The World Cup starts today (have you heard of it?) and Google and its properties are keeping people up to date on the events.
The quickest way to get live scores and schedules is to just do a Google search for world cup. And in case you hadn't heard there is a little easter egg on the bottom of the page.
You can also follow your team directly with a MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 11, 2010 11:00 AM ET
There were no queues of eager iPhone customers outside Cape Town's Vodacom stores when doors opened at 8 a.m. Friday morning, but sales were reported to be brisk -- despite steep prices and an administrative snafu.
"I don't know how many people have come through our doors," a salesperson told a correspondent for ITWeb. "But it has been really busy." (link)
The iPhones are being sold unlocked because local law forbids MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 26, 2008 4:34 PM ET
There are 29 colorful little buttons displayed on Apple's "Coming Soon" page -- its official list of countries where the iPhone 3G is scheduled to launch before the end of the year -- and carriers in some of those countries have let it be known that their launch day is Friday, Sept. 26.
Whether the phone will come to the entire list -- which runs the alphabetical gamut from Botswana to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 25, 2008 12:34 PM ET
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