Apple announced today that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will launch in 35 new markets across Europe and Asia starting on Friday, Oct. 25, with an additional 14 regions gaining access to the new smartphones on Friday, Nov. 1, mostly in Latin America and the Middle East.
By the end of the month, Apple fans in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand will have access to the updated smartphones.
A week later, Apple’s rollout of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will expand again, hitting Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.
Apple notes that the suggested retail price on the iPhone 5s starts at $199 on-contract, while the iPhone 5c should start at $99; the cost for both the increases by $100 for each bump up in memory. Plenty of retailers prefer to sell smartphones at full price up-front, however, which brings the price to $549 for the 5c and $649 for the 5s. For more information, check with your local retailer.