By this point, Apple has successfully launched the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in much of the world, reporting record sales on the two new iOS devices. Some countries still don’t have access to the updated iPhones, however, and according to one report, Apple fans in New Zealand may have to wait until November to get their hands on the new smartphones.
New Zealand-based freelance writer and The Next Web contributor Owen Williams writes on his own personal blog that the iPhone 5s and 5c won’t launch in his home country for several months “due to record demand,” citing a “good source inside a major company.” He also notes that the iPhone 5c may cost more than previously expected.
Of course, Apple could launch the new iPhones in New Zealand any day without warning, but that fact that the country was not given a release date at the same time as Australia, like in previous years, suggests the company could see serious delays for some regions. Owens predicts pre-order will finally open in mid-october, while the actual devices won’t ship until several weeks later.