Apple is preparing for a huge international release of the iPhone 5 this month, seeding it to more than 50 markets around the world. Over the course of this month, some major markets like South Korea, China, Russia, and Taiwan will be getting the device. This comes as ship times for the iPhone 5 within the USA are down to just one week, and rumor has it that Apple is planning on launching iTunes in Russia.
Here’s the full list of countries:
iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7 and on Friday, December 14 in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. iPhone 5 will also be available on Friday, December 21 in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.
With the holiday season coming up, it seems good news that Apple’s supply lines seem to be running at high enough speed to keep up with demand in the markets it’s already launched in. This month’s launches will see the potential for millions of new sales, so here’s hoping they can keep up with how popular the the iPhone 5 is all over the rest of the world.