Apple has just announced that its iPhone 4S will land in Hong Kong, South Korea and thirteen additional countries this coming Friday, November 4, when the company will begin taking reservations in those countries (with the exceptions of Albania, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malta, Montenegro and Panama, where pre-orders won’t be available).
The full list of new markets goes as follows: Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania and South Korea. With the aforementioned countries included, Apple’s device will be available in 44 markets come this Friday. The company re-iterated that iPhone 4S will be available in 70 countries and on a hundred carriers by the end of the year, “our fastest roll out ever”.
iPhone 4S launched October 14 in seven countries (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Japan and Canada) before arriving to 22 more countries the following week. The device took off to a strong start, selling four million units during the launch weekend, besting the previous record held by iPhone 4 which sold 1.4 million units during the launch weekend in the summer of 2010. Strong launch impacted the latest web usage share statistics, with iOS widening its mobile web browsing lead by seven percentage points in October.