iPhone 4 coming to 17 more countries on July 30

Apple today announced during their media conference at their Cupertino campus that the iPhone 4 will launch in the second wave of countries on July 30.

Initially Apple said the iPhone 4 would reach 17 more countries by the end of July - and today Apple CEO Steve Jobs confirmed they will meet expectations, sneaking through and just managing to make it available by the end of the month.

The second wave of rollouts will see the iPhone 4 hit countries internationally including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

It's unclear at this stage whether users will be able to pre-order the iPhone 4, but it's likely online pre-orders will occur, with Apple yet to comment on pricing for each respective country. There was also no mention if the iPhone 4 will come with a free case or updated hardware, after they announced free cases for all iPhone 4 users earlier today.

Demand for the iPhone 4 has been high, with Apple selling more than 3 million units in the first three weeks of availability in the US, France, Germany, Japan and the UK. Apple plans to have the iPhone 4 available in more than 80 countries worldwide by the end of September, with the final wave of countries to receive the device by that stage.

Update: South Korea won't be receiving the iPhone 4 in the second rollout wave. (Hat tip to @chaicka in the comments)

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im buying one. the dropped calls thing is blown completely out of proportion by a bunch of fan boys. and now you get a free bumper which completely solves the problem.

rajputwarrior said,
im buying one. the dropped calls thing is blown completely out of proportion by a bunch of fan boys. and now you get a free bumper which completely solves the problem.

you mean masks the problem*

rajputwarrior said,
im buying one. the dropped calls thing is blown completely out of proportion by a bunch of fan boys. and now you get a free bumper which completely solves the problem.

And bunch of fan boys claimed that the battery problem with the first and second iphone, and they was right (and Apple fixed it partially).
Then, a bunch of fan boys also claimed with the coverage problem (3g) and they (again) was right (and Apple fixed partially it).

Magallanes said,

And bunch of fan boys claimed that the battery problem with the first and second iphone, and they was right (and Apple fixed it partially).
Then, a bunch of fan boys also claimed with the coverage problem (3g) and they (again) was right (and Apple fixed partially it).

you know this issue happens with every phone right?

rajputwarrior said,

you know this issue happens with every phone right?

I've got an iPhone 4 and I have never had a dropped call. Even when holding it by the death grip.

dave164 said,

I've got an iPhone 4 and I have never had a dropped call. Even when holding it by the death grip.

exactly. it only happens on a small portion of phones. this is just getting overblown by everyone.

^^ I know, but I'm actually glad, I think I'll just stay with my trusty 3G for a while longer until something actually gets done, or a good HTC phone is released on Rogers here.

Matrix XII said,
^^ I know, but I'm actually glad, I think I'll just stay with my trusty 3G for a while longer until something actually gets done, or a good HTC phone is released on Rogers here.

Yeah, HTC makes solid hardware... I think I'm going to go with them for my new phone this year too. WP7 here I come! lol

I doubt the bumper/case will be in time to ship with the iPhone 4 launch @ the 17 countries. Probably a redemption separately through Apple online store.

The Lurk Master said,
I wonder if they will refine te hardware.

They should, but they don't seem to want to spend the money to make this right... A shame.

"There was also no mention if the iPhone 4 will come with a free case or updated hardware, after they announced free cases for all iPhone 4 users earlier today."

Taken from Engadget:
11:25AM Q: Will the bumper offer extend outside of the US?
A: Yes.

JayV said,
"There was also no mention if the iPhone 4 will come with a free case or updated hardware, after they announced free cases for all iPhone 4 users earlier today."

Taken from Engadget:
11:25AM Q: Will the bumper offer extend outside of the US?
A: Yes.

That just means they can apply for a free case, the writer meant "would they start including them by default as part of the purchase.

From my interpretation they will still sell the phone as-is and send a case if they register for one on apple.com. They may also give a free one in store if the customer requests it, but I doubt it will be offered without asking.

efthlouk said,
Why some of you just love being so freaking sarcastic?

Geeks have apparently discovered the ultimate joke. The one that never grows old.

James812 said,
I so want to get this magical phone! So magical it makes the signal disappear when you hold it.

Nice!!

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

Thats eighteen countries!

Are they going to fix the design flaw before they start shipping millions to other countries? A free case isn't a fix.

ZakO said,
Are they going to fix the design flaw before they start shipping millions to other countries? A free case isn't a fix.

Not announced yet. Jobs said that "Maybe we will" on the question on hardware revisions for the reception problem that is supposedly affecting ~1% more iPhone 4's than iPhone 3G(s)'s.

ZakO said,
Are they going to fix the design flaw before they start shipping millions to other countries? A free case isn't a fix.

I would hope, but they have their heads buried so far in the sand that I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't... And if a revision is made, then a recall should also be conducted... I would be livid if I were an iPhone4 owner...

Northgrove said,

Not announced yet. Jobs said that "Maybe we will" on the question on hardware revisions for the reception problem that is supposedly affecting ~1% more iPhone 4's than iPhone 3G(s)'s.

1%? Living in dream world again Jobs