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iPhone 4 Reaching 17 More Countries This Friday

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We knew that the iPhone 4 was going to get a big international boost at the end of this month, and now we know that Friday's the day 17 more countries will see the device hit their shores.

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Last month's announcement originally promised an 18-country expansion, but South Korea is facing additional unexpected delays in getting government approval. But Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland can still mark July 30th on their calendars as iPhone 4 day.

iPhone 4 Arrives in 17 More Countries This Friday

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple's iPhone® 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, July 30. iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, Apple's new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video, and a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world.

Beginning this Friday, customers can purchase iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple's retail and online stores and Apple® Authorized Resellers.

iPhone 4 also features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD 720p video recording, Apple's A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro and up to 40 percent longer talk time.* iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the world's most advanced mobile operating system, which features Multitasking, Folders, enhanced Mail, deeper Enterprise support and Apple's new iAd mobile advertising platform.

Pricing & Availability

iPhone 4 will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland this Friday, July 30.

iPhone 4 is currently available in France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model. iPhone 4 will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date.

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designguybrown

...and the amazing thing about this, at least in Canada (for which i have known for over a week a la iLounge), is that there is almost no pre-hype, very little promotion (not even at Apple.ca), no evidence of pre-order or locations sold, or what the nature of the contract obligations, if any, are for the iPhone 4. Should i be happy that it is all the more likely that i'll get a phone because of the nearly non-existent promotion.. sort of. But it would be way more satisfying if the iPhone 4 was super-hyped and fanatically advertised — and i got one on the first day. Asking too much? maybe. I just hope the rumors of contractlessness (like iPad) are true here in the often gadget-raped and contract-penance north.