After a record sales of 9 million units of iPhone 5s and 5c in their debut weekend in the month of September earlier this year, Apple is all set to expand their market by offering the two new models in more than 30 countries on Oct. 25.
The iPhones made their debut, in September, in the U.S., China, France, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Puerto Rico and the U.K. Interestingly, the iPhones were introduced simultaneously in both the U.S. and China, for the first time ever.
Apple confirmed that this rollout will capture various parts of the globe, while more than a dozen countries including India and Mexico will get the new iPhones a week later on Nov. 1.
The success of the initial sales exceeded the analysts predictions by a huge margin, bouncing up the shares upto 5 percent in the third week of september. iPhone being the most sold and an important product of Apple, contributes to almost half of the annual revenue. Having enjoyed more than 40 percent market share of the mobile market in the U.S. In Aug. this year. Apple is now gearing up a for both Europian and Asian markets, with the cheaper 5c version available. Analysts are optimistic that the new iPhones will hit the target masses and the sales will make new records.
The markets to be hit by the new iPhones in Oct. 25
will include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.