Date: Monday, October 3rd, 2016, 05:11
Category: iPhone, News, retail
The iPhone 7 is about to hit the road with a wide international debut over the next 10 days.
Following an October 7th debut in India, the handset will be available in Turkey, Malaysia, and South Africa, as well as smaller markets like Macao, Macedonia, and Montenegro and possibly other regions on October 14th.
A South Korean launch is “tentatively” set for Oct. 21st as well. The target was allegedly arrived at in talks between Apple Korea and three phone carriers on Thursday, but still has to be approved by Apple’s Cupertino headquarters.
A source with one of the carriers claimed that Oct. 14 was considered as a date, but ultimately rejected.
Apple first launched the iPhone 7 in nearly 30 markets on September 16th. On Sept. 23 it brought the device to even more regions, such as Poland, Russia, Saudia Arabia, and the Czech Republic.
The staggered iPhone launches allow for Apple’s suppliers to catch up with demand and for inventory to become available as needed. In the U.S., delivery times for online iPhone 7 orders are still at least 2 to 3 weeks.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.