Having opened preorders for the iPhone 4S last week, Apple has now begun selling its new smartphone device in additional countries, with sales beginning in Singapore earlier this morning and stores in the many European countries opening at midnight to provide customers with an opportunity to own the new device.
Whilst queues didn’t quite meet those seen in the US and in many of the other launch countries, customers still camped outside stores and carrier outlets to get their handsets before others in their respective countries.
Apple made the iPhone 4S available in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland – with preorders showing delivery dates of between one and two weeks at the time.
AsiaOne reports that SingTel customers in Singapore that had secured one of the more than 10,000 slots to buy the new phone were able to purchase it at the telco’s Suntec Singapore event from today to Sunday. All slots were snapped up yesterday.
Apple sold over 4 million new iPhones in its first weekend alone, seeing more than one million preorders in its first day on sale. The device is set to become the fastest selling device of all time, beating Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect accessory.