Apple isn’t letting up on the gas pedal. It announced today that the iPhone 4 will launch in 17 more countries on Friday.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company has seen unprecedented demand for its newest phone, despite reception problems when the phone is held a certain way — a problem that’s been dubbed antennagate. Apple has also delayed the white version of the iPhone 4, but the antenna problem and the delay aren’t derailing the international rollout. Steve Jobs said a week ago that Apple sold 3 million units in its first 22 days, making it the fastest-selling iPhone ever.
Staring on July 30, users will be able to buy the iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple’s retail and online stores and Apple’s resellers. The phone is already available in France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the U.S. for $199 for the 16-gigabyte version and $299 for the 32-gigabyte version. Apple promises it will roll the phone out to many more countries later this year.
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