updated 09:35 am EDT, Mon September 20, 2010
Apple ramps up international reach
The iPhone 4 should be launching in several more countries over the course of the next week. Three rollouts are scheduled for September 24th, when Israel will get the phone through Orange, Turkey through Turkcell and Vodafone, and Thailand via TrueMove. Although some 200,000 Thais are said to have pre-ordered, only 45,000 to 60,000 phones may actually be ready for launch day.
Malaysia is actually expected to get the iPhone 4 a day earlier, through two carriers, Maxis and DiGi. The Philippines are meanwhile slated to get the device on September 26th by way of Globe Telecoms. The most significant upcoming launch remains China on September 25th; thanks to sheer population size, the country has millions of potential buyers.