Apple would hate for you to forget their roll-out plans for the iPhone 4, and so they're just sent out a quick reminder that as of this coming Friday, July 30th, the fourth-generation smartphone will go on sale in seventeen more countries. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland will join the existing five countries where the iPhone 4 is on sale (France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US), though of course it will only be available in black for the time being.
No word on pricing for any of those new countries, with Apple only mentioning the US pricing: $199 for the 16GB and $299 for the 32GB, assuming you're willing to sign up to a carrier agreement. We'll have to wait until Friday to see whether Apple will be selling unlocked devices in the new territories, as they do in the UK, or solely via carrier partners.
It's not just the iPhone 4 you get, though; Apple has also rolled out its free iPhone 4 case program in response to criticism regarding the smartphone's antenna performance. Check out our free case roundup for details of all the options, before heading over to our full iPhone 4 review for all the details on the handset itself.
iPhone 4 Arrives in 17 More Countries This Friday
CUPERTINO, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple's iPhone® 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, July 30. iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, Apple's new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video, and a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world.
Beginning this Friday, customers can purchase iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple's retail and online stores and Apple® Authorized Resellers.
iPhone 4 also features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD 720p video recording, Apple's A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro and up to 40 percent longer talk time.* iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the world's most advanced mobile operating system, which features Multitasking, Folders, enhanced Mail, deeper Enterprise support and Apple's new iAd mobile advertising platform.
Pricing & Availability
iPhone 4 will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland this Friday, July 30.
iPhone 4 is currently available in France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model. iPhone 4 will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date.
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.