Apple launches iPhone 4S in 21 more countries, but pricey in Brazil

Apple-iPhone-4SThe iPhone 4S continues its march across the globe with Apple launching the device in 21 more countries on Friday.

Though no official word has come from the Cupertino company regarding precisely which countries these are, MacRumors has taken the time to piece together various bits of information to come up with a definitive list: Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.

As you might expect, prices for the popular smartphone vary enormously. At R$2599 (US$1405) for the 16GB model, Brazil appears to take the award for the most expensive iPhone 4S in the world – thanks to high import duties on such devices. The 64GB model will set you back a wallet-busting R$3415 ($1845).

The phone first launched on October 14 in seven countries – the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK. Since then it’s been gradually rolling out the device to more and more markets, with yesterday’s launch bringing it to consumers in around 60 countries in all.

At launch in October, the iPhone 4S reportedly flew off the shelves, selling somewhere in the region of four million units in its first 72 hours. And last month it emerged that US carriers were unable to keep up with demand for the new smartphone.

With the 4S now available in 21 more countries from today, including the two enormous markets of Brazil and Russia, Apple can confidently look forward to some healthy financial figures for the current quarter, which will of course include holiday season sales.

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