Apple reminds Aussies they can buy iPhone 4s on Friday
Citizens of 16 other countries will be able to too
By the weekend, the iPhone Flaw - sorry, iPhone 4* - will be avilable to buy in 17 countries in addition to the five it's currently available in.
On Friday, 30 July, the handset will go on sale in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Apple didn't say how much it plans to charge for the phone in these countries, either in the handset's 16GB or 32GB versions.
The iPhone will be sold by local network operators and by Apple, which will probably offer the handset without a carrier lock, as it has now started doing here in the UK. ®
* Apple would like us to point out that all smartphones have their weak spots, for example a design that amplifies signal attenuation caused by bodily contact.
All they naysayers forget app lock-in...
People are not dumb, but they may be locked-in to buying an iPhone 4 if they have an old iPhone and have hundreds of dollars of iOS apps they they have already purchased. I mean, which is worse to my pocketbook - re-purchasing all of my apps on Android , or simply putting a case on the iPhone 4? Given that I have Navionics marine charting, TomTom, OmniFocus, QuickOffice, and a host of games and other utility apps on iOS, I'm thinking that a case is a whole lot cheaper than to re-buy them all.
For many sane, rational people, they will figure that an iPhone 4 and a case is a whole lot less of a problem (and less expensive!) than re-buying all their apps, converting their music and changing players, etc. It's not about the technology, it's not about how good or bad a person Steve Jobs is...it's simply what costs less and is less of a problem if you happen to already own an iPhone but need a new one.
And my guess is, a whole lot of people that fit in that category.
Let the downvoting begin...lol...
We will find out the ratio of dummies by country
One outcome of Apple selling this electronic Lemon is that we will get a determination of how many dummies actually buy this defective product having been made aware of the numerous problems.
The other hassle Apple will face is that the EU has a different take on selling duff stuff than does the U.S.A.
Pavlov's dog salivates; fanbois buy.
You would say that wouldn't you...
After you paid full price for yours.
Oh and by the way the only shit hole in this country is the smoke.
Some Aussies already have an iPhone four but we can't get hold of them....